These tender leaves from the Fava bean or Broad bean plant are a vesratile green you should try!
Snipped from the top of the plant, fava leaves are sweet with a slightly buttery, earthy flavour. They taste very much like the beans and can be eaten raw or cooked. Try in a pesto, they provide a nice burst of spring grassiness. Mix with other salad greens where their structure will add an appearance of bulk. Wilted or sautéed like spinach, they can be used in pasta dishes, piled on top of toast, or cooked into a quiche. Toss at the end of stir fries or use as a beautiful lush garnish on almost any dish.
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