Greek-Style Fava Beans with Dill
Try this simple method of cooking fava beans and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how delicious they can actually taste with a touch of fresh dill.
Recipe type: Side Dish or Main
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 6
  • 2 pounds fresh fava beans
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion , finely chipped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper
Preparation of the Favas
  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Shell the fava beans, discarding the pods.
  3. As the water boils drop in the beans for 2 minutes until outer skin loosens.
  4. Drain and set aside until cool to touch.
  5. Pop the fava beans out of their skin and place them in a bowl.
  1. In a saucepan heat the oil and saute the onion and garlic until soft.
  2. Add the fava beans and cook 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add enough water to just cover beans.
  4. Stir in dill, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook, covered, 10 minutes or until beans are tender.
  6. Remove the lid and continue cooking until all the water has been absorbed.
Recipe by California Greek Girl at