Fava beans

Photo: Paulette Phlipot © 2012

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Fava Beans: The Tastiest Way to Achieve Your Zen
We know: Preparing fresh fava beans can be tedious. It's a two-step process that first involves getting the beans out of the pod, and then removing the beans from their shells. But if you don't mind a little work (consider it a meditative activity!), you'll discover a rich, almost smoky-tasting bean that adds richness to pearled couscous with sweet shallots, briny Kalamata olives and bright lemon.

Get the recipe: Warm Fava Shallot Couscous