Old World Beans



A vegetarian sandwich on home-made wheat with a side of favas

A few weeks ago we were invited to our Portuguese neighbors’ Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue cookout. This was when, in some sort of god-like orchestration, Justin & I were introduced to Josephina’s amazing Fava Beans in olive oil with crushed red pepper & garlic.

I couldn’t remember the exact recipe, so I sort of ad-libbed when I went to make them independently.

We bought a 2lb bag of frozen fava beans and boiled them until tender, about 20minutes. Rinse with cool water, drain & cool. Toss with olive oil, garlic, feta, tomato, sliced red onion and a hard, dry cheese and black pepper. Really, really good. Makes great party food.

For a detailed list of Fava Bean’s nutritional components, visit nutritiondata.com


  1. Justin gave me the link to the blog. I love it! Missed talking to you guys and heard you had some hail. All the food you make always looks so delicious and makes me wish I was there to try it! Have a wonderful weekend.

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