Pesto di Fave Recipe


Springtime in Italy means that fava beans are in season and so they are usually enjoyed in salads, as a side dish, or even eaten right out of their casing. Check out this recipe on how to turn these hearty little beans into a delicious pesto for pasta or for spreading!

You will need:

• 8oz of Fava Beans, deshelled and skin removed
• 1/2 Clove of Garlic
• 5 Mint Leafs
• 3 Tablespoons of Pecorino Cheese
• 2 Tablespoons of Parmigiano Cheese
• 5 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Salt & Black Pepper


  1. Start by adding the garlic cloves and fava beans into a blender and blend at a low setting.
  2. Add in the mint leaves, Pecorino cheese and Parmigiano cheese and blend once again on a low setting until everything is broken down and mixed together.
  3. The last step is to add extra virgin olive oil along with some salt and black pepper to your liking. Mix everything for the last time until you get a creamy paste consistency and your pesto di fave is ready to enjoy!

TIP: If adding this pesto to your favourite pasta, try topping it with some crisp pieces of pancetta for an extra savoury flavour.

Buon Appetito!



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