I love this easy to make delicious meal – a favourite in my family! Green fava beans are available in any Middle-Eastern grocery store or check your local supermarket in the frozen aisle.
Sautéed Green Fava Beans Yields: 4-6 servings
1 large onion, chopped
3 C frozen green fava beans
2 C cilantro, roughly chopped
2 small garlic cloves, minced
2-3Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Start off by chopping the onion and placing in a pot with the oil over medium-high heat.
Once onions are soft and slightly translucent, add the fava beans and stir a few times. Turn heat to medium-low, cover pot, and cook the beans for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Uncover the pot and add the cilantro. Stir a few times until well incorporated.
Tip: I buy cilantro, wash it, chop it, and freeze it in Ziploc bags. That way, I have it on hand for any recipe calling for cilantro!
Next, turn off the stove and add minced garlic and stir.
Tip: I like to add garlic last when cooking – this step preserves the garlic’s super benefits and also keeps its flavour.
Add and adjust salt and pepper. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil before serving (optional). Serve with pita bread (optional). Enjoy with a side of salad.
Bon appétit! xo