Fava (or broad) beans have a creamy texture and sweet flavour that pairs well with rich and salty ingredients like bacon, anchovies and pecorino cheese. Try them in this healthy salad recipe with garlic, lemon zest, fresh tomato and slivers of crispy prosciutto.
Blanch the beans in a pan
of boiling water for 1-2 minutes, then drain and refresh under cold water. Drain, then pod.
In a pan, heat the oil, garlic, lemon zest and juice and tomato. Add the broad beans and cook for 1-2 minutes, until warmed through; season.
Meanwhile, fry the prosciutto in a dry frying pan until crisp. Roughly chop and toss through the bean mixture. Serve.
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