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Grilled Baby Fava Beans

Grilling is our favorite way to prepare baby fava beans, it only takes a minute on each side.


  • 1/2 pound baby fava beans
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt (we use Maldon)


  1. Toss the fava beans with the olive oil.
  2. Combine the creme fraiche with the lime juice and stir until it has a thin consistency that easily drips off a spoon, adding more juice if needed.
  3. Grill beans 1 minute per side (until lightly charred) over the glowing coals of a charcoal grill or medium heat of a gas grill.
  4. Arrange beans on a platter or bowl and drizzle all over with the creme fraiche mixture. Zest the lime all over and add the Aleppo chili flakes and sea salt. 
  5. Serve at once, and eat them with your fingers 😉.
  • Author: Bruce COLE