Fava and Pecorino Salad (Insalata di Baccelli e Pecorino)

Fava and Pecorino Salad

Tuscany-based food writer Lori Zimring De Mori suggested we make this dish only with fresh young favas whose skins are so thin and tender that they don't need peeling. Look for smaller unblemished fava pods and snap a few open to see whether the beans are small and thin skinned. See the recipe for Fava and Pecorino Salad»Ben Fink

Tuscany-based food writer Lori Zimring De Mori suggested we make this dish only with fresh young favas whose skins are so thin and tender that they don't need peeling. Look for smaller unblemished fava pods and snap a few open to see whether the beans are small and thin skinned.

Fava and Pecorino Salad (Insalata di Baccelli e Pecorino)
For this dish, use fresh young favas with thin, tender skins that don't need peeling.
Yield: serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • 1 12 - 2 lb. fresh young favas
  • 6 oz. young Tuscan pecorino
  • 14 cup fruity extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Shell favas into a medium bowl. Break pecorino into small chunks into bowl with favas. Drizzle olive oil over favas and cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently toss salad, then divide among plates.