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.
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.
Fava Bean Salad with Roasted-Garlic Vinaigrette
A garlicky fava bean salad brings together the abundant protein and fiber in beans and a slew of antioxidants from corn, cucumber, garlic, and parsley.
Fava Beans with Snap Peas and Mint
Fava beans mingle with snap peas and mint in this showcase of spring vegetables.
Fava Bean and Goat Cheese Dip with Radishes
Here's an easy way for fava bean fans to enjoy the ingredient during its short peak season, March to May. At other times, shelled edamame are a worthy stand-in. Radishes make good, crunchy dippers for either version.
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 Sandwich
The tasty combination of mashed fava beans with avocado and pecorino is served on a crusty baguette.