fava beans: not just for cannibals

Now that you’re hungry, I’d like to give you a side dish idea for the upcoming holiday: Fava Bean Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette. This salad takes a bit of prep work, but it’s incredibly delicious and garlicky. I toasted the walnuts and roasted the garlic in my toaster oven (which according to reviews sucks, but I love it!) to save energy and not heat up the house. It was the first time I had ever cooked fava beans before; I just couldn’t pass them up while at the grand opening of the Pioneer Courthouse Square farmer’s market.

I forgot to add the feta (shame considering the awesomeness of this creamy homestead feta), but it was delicious nonetheless. My husband just raved about it and asked for this to be included in my repertoire. So often I make dishes never to be repeated again, not because they were icky, but because there are just so many incredible recipes to try out there!

Mangia!

P.S. – I’m looking for new food blogs to challenge my culinary skills. Anyone have any recommendations?

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