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Mint and Fava Bean Spread


You can use fresh fava beans, but you will have two pods to remove, so I find frozen to work well and allows you to make it any time.

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  • 12 ServingsServings


  • 12 ounce frozen fava beans
  • 8 ounce soft goat's cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 spring onions or scallinos, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oliveo il
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and juice
  • 60 medium fresh mint leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


Boil fava beans per package directions and cool in cold water. When cool enough to handle, slip off the outer skin and put the beans in the food processor.

Add the goat cheese, garlic, onion, oil, lemon zest and juice, mint and salt and pepper.

Process until until well mixed scraping down with spatula and adjusting to taste.

Turn into a bowl, cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Is wonderful on toasted bread or crackers.