Fava Beans Tossed with Parmigiano Reggiano

Fava Beans Tossed with Parmigiano Reggiano

I microwaved the fava beans without taking them out from their pods, and tossed them with salt, pepper, Parmigiano Reggiano, and extra virgin olive oil. Delicious!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Fava beans (in the pods)
3 pods (110 g)
Krazy Salt
1 pinch
Parmigiano Reggiano
1 tablespoon (grated)
Pepper (white or black)
a small amount
Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
Herbs for garnish (like oregano leaves)
2 leaves


1. Use your hands to slightly open the center of the concaving side of the pods. (This step is required to prevent the beans from bursting.)
2. Line the podded beans on the edge of the turn table in your microwave. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds at 600 W (adjust cooking time to your microwave).
3. Take the beans out of the pods and into a bowl. Add some Krazy Salt and mix lightly. Add the Parmigiano Reggiano and toss everything together.
4. Add the extra virgin olive oil into the bowl and mix lightly. Sprinkle with black pepper. Top with herbs for garnish, and it's done.
5. You can either peel off the thin skin of the fava beans, or leave them as they are. It's also tasty if you mix the peeled and unpeeled beans.
6. Recipe ID: 2222863 "Fava Beans, Avocado, and Tomato with Basil sauce." This is another fava bean recipe to make in the microwave.

Story Behind this Recipe

The recipe that my daughter learned in an Italian cooking school was to boil the fava beans, mix them with pecorino cheese and sprinkle them with extra virgin olive oil and rock salt.
Based upon that recipe, this is a simpler variation to cook the fava beans in the microwave, and add Parmigiano Reggiano, Krazy Salt, and olive oil.