Fava Beans with Herbs

For the last few weeks, I have been sitting in front of my computer to post a recipe and I haven’t been able to. Over the last 2 months, we traveled overseas, we moved to a new home, both the kids go to school in opposite directions, and work has been hectic as usual where managing team in two different continents is taking its toll in terms of how much I get to sleep.

Fava Beans with Herbs
  • 1 packet Melissa’s steamed Fava beans (or you can soak 1 cup dried fava beans)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh dill
  • 5 fresh mint leaves chopped
  • ½ medium sized onion diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  1. Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Add the olive oil. Toss all the ingredients together and simmer for 10 minutes.

Well, this recipe finally cleared through my writer’s block. Over summer we visited  Turkey and I completely fell in love with Turkish food. I love the simple flavors of Turkish food and this recipe is inspired by my travels to Turkey and this Fava Bean recipe from CookingLight.

I took a big shortcut and that made this recipe a quick side dish to make in less than 10 minutes. Unlike the CookingLight recipe where you have to soak the fava beans overnight and cook them for around an hour, I used the Steamed Fava Beans from Melissa’s that is available in many grocery stores in the US. The beans are already steamed and peeled and that saved time. 

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