Our lightened-up version of the Italian classic pasta e fagioli is thin yet flavorful, thanks to the base of homemade vegetable stock and the addition of fresh fava beans and lima beans.
Fava Bean Dip
Foul gellaba, a spicy herb-packed dip that hails from Saudi Arabia, is customarily served for breakfast but can also make an appearance at lunch or dinner.
Fava Bean Soup
An ancient member of the pea family (Europeans and North Africans have been eating them for millennia), fava beans have a nutty taste and buttery texture all their own.
Spring Salad with Mushroom ''Dirt''
Assemble a garden on your plate with this modern, spring landscape-inspired salad. The edible "dirt" is made from delicious dehydrated mushrooms.
Orzo Risotto with Wild Mushrooms
While the Saudi Arabian rice dish known as saleeg may resemble Italian risotto, it's set apart by the addition of milk, which gives it a rich, creamy texture. Martha's interpretation pairs orzo with dried and fresh mushrooms, fava beans, lots of herbs and spices, and soft-poached eggs.
Fava Bean, Mint, and Pecorino Romano Bruschetta
Want to give this bruschetta an even brighter flavor? Add some lemon zest into the mix.
Grilled Fava Beans
Look for sturdy green pods with a velvety fuzz. Avoid any with slimy brown spots or overly large beans.
Spring Garden Linguine with Ricotta
This easy to make pasta dish is full of the fresh, sweet, green flavors of spring like mint, fava beans, and peas.