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Fava greens

Fava greens look a little like young spinach, but the leaves are thicker, with a milder flavor. The leaves are sweeter and more tender early in the season, which lasts through the end of spring. They can be added to salads or cooked in pasta or eggs, like you would spinach.

In Season

January, February, March, April, May

Recipes with Fava greens

Fava Leaf and Green Garlic Chutney

Arun Gupta, DOSA

Early Spring Farrotto

Tony Florian, Seven Hills

Pasta with Fava Leaf Pesto, Peas, and Potatoes

Jennifer Knapp, Jennifer Knapp Catering


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