Fava Beans with Garlic, Cilantro & Lime

Fava Beans with Garlic, Cilantro & Lime

Serves 4.

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 large or 3 medium Red Dog garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 1/2 lbs. Red Dog fava beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1/2 ounce) packed cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice

Shell the fava beans, then drop them in boiling water for about a minute. Drain immediately, run cold water over them to stop the cooking, then peel each bean.

In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant and turning golden around the edges, about 30 seconds. 

Add the fava beans and salt, tossing to combine, then cover and cook until just cooked through but still bright green, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the cilantro and lime juice, stir gently and toss a bit to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve warm or at room temperature.