Recipe courtesy of Eric Ripert

Faves A La Menta(Fava Beans With Mint)

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  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons olive oil

1 spring onion, minced

4 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/8-inch thickness

Fine sea salt and freshly ground white pepper

1/2 cup white wine

1 1/2 cups water

2 cups shucked fava beans

10 mint leaves, torn


  1. Place the olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the onions and bacon and cook until limp. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Add 1 cup of water and return to a boil. Continue cooking until the liquid is reduced by half.
  2. Add the remaining water and the fava beans and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the fava beans are tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the mint leaves and cook for 1 minute. Serve hot or at room temperature.