Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Merilee Bordin
Yields1 Servings
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Fava beans are a culinary highlight of spring, but double-shelling them takes time. Very young favas, though, can be eaten pod and all. Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Put oil and onion in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add favas, salt, sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.

Step 2
2

Add 1/4 cup dill, cover, and cook until fava pods are tender and starting to fall apart, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp. dill and serve warm or at room temperature, with yogurt on the side.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving, without yogurt.

4

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

 1/3 cup olive oil
 1 sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
 1 1/2 pounds fava bean pods, ends trimmed and strings removed
 3/4 teaspoon salt
 1 tablespoon sugar
 1/4 cup chopped dill, plus 1 tbsp. for garnish
  Plain whole-milk or Greek-style yogurt

Directions

Step 1
1

Put oil and onion in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add favas, salt, sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.

Step 2
2

Add 1/4 cup dill, cover, and cook until fava pods are tender and starting to fall apart, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp. dill and serve warm or at room temperature, with yogurt on the side.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving, without yogurt.

4

Makes 6 servings

Braised Whole-pod Fava Beans with Dill