Fava Beans are scary… the first thing I thought when I saw them was “roaches.” And when you put two of them next to each other, they look like E.T.’s eyes. But, truth be told, they’re actually good. They’re not overly squishy or especially strong tasting, like some other beans. They’re pretty mellow and have a nice consistency.
So, we tried “Fava Bean Delight” from Simply Vegan the other night. It was a really simple dish, and was hearty enough as a meal, served over rice. It starts with a chopped small onion sauteed in olive oil. When the onion’s transparent, the fava beans, chopped tomato, cumin, black pepper, and lemon juice are thrown in for another 10 minutes over medium heat. The lemon juice adds a nice tang to what otherwise might be a starchy-feeling dish.