Sunday, July 21, 2013

fava beans - sooo good delicious fresh picked

fava beans evoke memories if growing up Italian American. the fresh picked beans picked, shelled, and eaten out of hand. ...introduced to us by our father whose gardening know how was passed on to his children along with his love of fava beans.

Nutrition Profile
good source of vitamin B1, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, fiber, folate, and manganese.

How to eat
I like them eaten raw freshly picked with thinly shaved pecorino and chilled white or rose wine

Cold Buttermilk Fava Bean Soup
Combine in a food processor
1 to 2 large garlic cloves ,Salt and pepper to taste ,fava beans, shelled and skinned ,3 cups buttermilk, finely minced fresh mint or dill, minced chives
chill until ready to serve.