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Fava Leaves

Fava leaves, or greens, come from the same plant as fava beans. The tender, young leaves are harvested in the weeks before the beans mature. These succulent greens have a texture reminiscent of spinach but are slightly heartier and sweeter with buttery and earthy notes, similar to fava beans.

Preparation Tips

Prepare fava greens as you would spinach: they can be eaten raw or cooked and make a lovely accent to salads, soups, pasta dishes, pesto, egg dishes, and more. They’re also delicious on their own sautéed in a little olive oil with garlic, salt, and pepper.

Storage Tips

Wrap gently in a dry paper towel and store in a plastic bag in the fridge. They’re best when fresh, so use within a couple of days. Rinse right before using.
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