Fava Bean Puree
Makes only about 1/3 cup or so; recipe doubles easily.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 1/2 lb fava beans in their pods
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 tbs water
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tsp fresh thyme , minced
Remove the beans from their outer pods
Parboil the beans for 30 seconds to loosen the shell, and then use your thumbnail to tear the skin at one end, then squeeze to pop out the bean.
Heat olive oil in saucepan and add beans, water, and a pinch of salt. Cook gently for 15 minutes or so, until beans are very soft.
Add the garlic and thyme and cook a couple minutes longer.
Mash the beans with a mortar and pestle.
Taste and add more salt or olive oil as needed.
Spread on toasted crusty bread or toss with pasta or as a topping for rice or risotto.