Fava Bean & Wheat Risotto with Asparagus

Fava Bean & Wheat Risotto with Asparagus

by James Taylor May 09, 2023

Wholesome and packed with flavour, this "risotto" is made with wholegrain wheat, fava beans and seasonal asparagus. The wheat grains are cooked slowly in white wine and stock and finished with Parmesan. With less starch than the usual risotto rice, the wheat has a delicious nutty taste and slightly crunchy texture different from a traditional rice risotto.

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Slow Cooker Bean & Pea Chilli

Slow Cooker Bean & Pea Chilli

by Amy Oboussier February 14, 2023 1 Comment

This Bean Chilli is a favourite in our house, when we want something comforting, hearty and with a little washing up as possible. It freezes well and can be make in large batched. We’ve made this this on the shove, in the slow cooker and even over the campfire.

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Green Pea Gnocchi with Broad Beans and Greens

Green Pea Gnocchi with Fava Beans and Greens

by The Cook and Him August 20, 2020

Looking for something different for dinner? With a few simple ingredients, making Gnocchi at home couldn't be easier! This gluten-free recipe from The Cook and Him uses marrowfat pea flour, which adds a delicate pea flavour to the dish.

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Smoky Fava Bean Goulash with Tarragon Dumplings

Smoky Fava Bean Goulash with Tarragon Dumplings

by Sarah Barton June 18, 2020

We love a dumpling! This wonderfully warming and sustaining supper is enhanced with deliciously herby fava flour dumplings. This recipe comes to us from Sarah Barton via Day Radley's Vegan Chef School.

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Bean and Beetroot Burgers

Bean and Beetroot Burgers

by Claire Thompson July 07, 2018 2 Comments

This recipe for deliciously succulent and juicy vegan bean and beetroot burgers comes from Claire Thomson's The Art of the Larder, one of our favourite cookbooks. While the recipe originally called for canned black beans Claire recommends using any of our canned red haricot beans, whole fava beans or even carlin peas - and either flaked quinoa or naked barley flakes substitute well for the rolled oats.

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Summer Bean Salad with Umami Dressing

Summer Bean Salad with Umami Dressing

by Jenny Chandler August 20, 2017

A summer salad with plenty of ooomph provided by the fabulous depth of the Fava Umami Paste used for the dressing. This is a great dish to prepare ahead; unlike most salads it gets better after a few hours.

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Chestnut and Fava Bean Casserole

Chestnut and Fava Bean Casserole

by Carol Kearns February 11, 2017

Whole Fava Beans have a real affinity with the earthy flavours in this rich casserole that’s the perfect antidote to cold dark winter days. This hearty and warming dish was created by Carol Kearns, our illustrator and author of The Art of Baking blog.

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Braised Fennel with Whole Fava Beans

Braised Fennel with Whole Fava Beans

by Josiah Meldrum January 10, 2016

This recipe from Vicky Jones, which features in her book Out of the Pod, works wonderfully with our whole fava beans - the earthy meatiness of the beans combining perfectly with the fennel and red wine.

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Collected Fava Bean Recipes

Collected Fava Bean Recipes

by Nick Saltmarsh June 17, 2015

We've collected over 100 recipes for fava beans from around the web on our Pinterest Fava Bean Recipes board - have a look, try them out and please do let us know your favourites and suggest more recipes...

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Spiced Fava Bean Pottage

Spiced Fava Bean Pottage

by Nick Saltmarsh April 10, 2015

Spiced pottage of Whole Fava Beans, a luxurious take on a medieval staple food.

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Anglo-Egyptian Ful Medames: Spicy Fava Bean Stew

Anglo-Egyptian Ful Medames: Spicy Fava Bean Stew

by Nick Saltmarsh April 06, 2015 7 Comments

Hodmedod's version of the classic Egyptian ful medames, which went down very well at the Aldeburgh Food Festival in 2012 when we offered samples to show off the potential of British-grown Whole Fava Beans.

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Fava Bean and Caerphilly Cheese Salad

Fava Bean and Caerphilly Cheese Salad

by Nick Saltmarsh April 06, 2015

A simple but sustaining salad that matches the earthiness of Whole Fava Beans with crumbly cheese and fresh tomatoes.

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