Smashed Fava Beans with Mint
Great as a side dish or on top of a grilled baguette.
- 2 cups of shelled fava beans
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2-4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoon mint, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
Shell the fava beans, and blanch them in salted water until they become tender (1-2 minutes). Remove them from the water and pop out the green bean from the starchy shell.
Once you have collected a pile of green favas, add salt, pepper, and olive oil. Smash the beans using a mortar and pestle, or puree them in a food processor.
When the ingredients are well-combined mix in the lemon juice and mint.
Taste. Correct. Serve.