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Fava Bean Puree With Greens
/ Cuisine: Italy


Qty unit Ingredient
8 ounces
2 stalks
1 medium
2 tablespoons
5 tablespoons
12 ounces
1/3 cup
2 cloves


Soak overnight in the refrigerator.

For a completely different taste, you can substitute Broccoli for Broccoli Rabe.

Place the fava beans into a large bowl, cover with 3 inches of water, and let soak in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.

Drain the fava beans and remove the outer skins. If the skins cling too tightly, boil the fava beans for 5 to 10 minutes, and the remove the skins.

Put peeled beans in a pot with chopped celery and chopped onion. Add just enough water to cover and bring to a simmer.

Add 1 tablespoon salt, cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until the fava beans are very soft. Add more water if necessary.

Drain the liquid and place the fava mixture into a food processor with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Process to a puree. Place on a decorative platter. Set aside.

Clean the broccoli rabe by peeling off any thick skin covering the larger stems and cut into 2 inch pieces. Rinse the greens well.

In a large pot, bring water to a boil, add the broccoli rabe and 1 tablespoon of salt. Cover with a lid and cook until the greens are soft but not mushy, about 5 minutes. Drain.

Warm the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet and slowly saute the garlic just enough until it is golden brown and soft. Don't let it brown, it will get bitter. Add the greens and swirl them in the flavored oil.

Spoon the garlic infused greens over the pureed fava beans.

Keldon C. | January 19th, 2022

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