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Fava Bean and Jersey Tomato Ragoût

Fava bean and Jersey tomato ragoût
Fava bean and Jersey tomato ragoût

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1 pound young fava beans
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
1 Jersey tomato, diced
olive oil
sea salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
juice of half a lemon

Shell the fava beans and discard the pods. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the favas and simmer for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Drain, then shock the beans immediately in a bowl of ice water. The outer skin of each bean should come right off.

Put the fava beans in a saucepan with a mixture of half cold water and half olive oil, enough to barely cover them. Add the garlic and oregano. Bring to a simmer, partially cover and cook until the beans are tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. When beans are done, stir in tomato. Taste for salt and pepper. Spoon bean mixture into a shallow soup bowl, finish with a squeeze of lemon juice and a little more oregano, then serve at once.

Time: 30 minutes, including prep.

This is my submission for Weekend Herb Blogging #290, currently hosted by Cinzia of Cindystar and organized by Haalo of Cook Almost Anything. Weekend Herb Blogging is a weekly foodblogging event that was originally begun by Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen.

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4 thoughts on “Fava Bean and Jersey Tomato Ragoût

  1. fava beans! I didn’t know they were still around. I prescribe medications that forbid the consumption of fava beans.


  2. fantastic!
    and more, this dish is a celebration of Italian flag colors! 🙂
    thanks so much for participating, round up is on line:


  3. What a nice dish, Stash! I love fava beans and I am always looking around for new ways of making them.


  4. Pingback: Warm Fava Bean and Chanterelle Mushroom Salad | Simple Kitchen Seasons

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