Sautéed Fava Beans

Sauteed Fava Beans

Published February 8, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 11 min

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 6 min


Fava beans, also called broad beans, have a tough outer hull that can be a little difficult and time-consuming to remove. Instead, look for frozen favas and save yourself a little time.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 3/4 cup
Calories per serving: 88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.7g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 14.0g 5%
Protein 6.0g 8%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 (16 oz.) bag frozen fava beans, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 shallot, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Step by Step:

  1. Heat olive oil in a fry pan over medium heat. Add shallot and a pinch of salt. Cook until shallot is soft and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add fava beans and cook for 2 minutes. Add the oregano and cook until beans are just tender, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add lemon juice, tossing to combine. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.