Fava Beans with Red Onion and Mint (Fave con Cipolla Rossa e Menta )

45 mins (prep 45)
5 ingredients
makes 6 (small plate) servings
"Skinning broad beans to reveal their bright green inner kernels is time-consuming, but it produces a sweeter, much more visually exciting bean," says Ferrigno. She taught us the great trick of cooking the beans in unsalted water and olive oil to retain that intense color (which looks gorgeous with the red onion). A handful of chopped mint leaves underscores the verdant flavor of this warm salad.

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  • 3 cups peeled shelled fresh fava beans (2 1/2 pounds in pod)
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium red onions, chopped
  • generous handful of mint, roughly chopped (about 1/2 cup)


Serving Size (65.32 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 62.7 Calories from Fat 11.52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.28g 11.83%
Saturated Fat 0.19g 5.63%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 15.77mg 3.94%
Total Carbohydrate 11.11g 22.21%
Dietary Fiber 4.72 g 113.4%
Sugars 5.8 g %
Protein 4.99g 59.88%
Vitamin A 209.79IU% Vitamin C 2.33mg%
Calcium 23.32mg% Iron 0.98mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh, peeled, plus, red onions, fine sea salt