A Girl & Her Food: Grilled Fava Beans


Grilled Fava Beans

Fava beans are now in-season at the farmer’s market.  They remind me of my father, as he is a fava bean addict.  He usually prefers them steamed, but this weekend for Father’s Day, I’ve decided to serve them up a new and fun way for him to enjoy… grilled.  That’s right, grilled fava beans!  The fat pods uphold perfectly on the grill, and one can simply pop the beans out of the pods straight into your mouth.  It is the perfect appetizer for a BBQ, especially for a great Father’s Day. 


2 lbs of fava beans, rinsed
3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
One lemon, halved
Sea Salt and Fresh ground pepper to taste

I served mine with some homemade chimichurri.


Preheat your grill to medium high heat. In a large bowl, toss the fava beans with olive oil and season to taste with salt and fresh ground pepper.  Make sure the fava beans are coated evenly.

Transfer the fava beans and lemon directly on the grates of the grill and cook, turning occasionally, about 5-6 minutes per side or until charred.  Remove from grill and put the fava beans on a serving dish. Squeeze the grilled lemon onto the fava beans.  They are now ready to dip in the chimichurri and pop the beans out of shells directly in your mouth.  Enjoy!


  1. nice and simple I once grew them and added to a quesadila :-) have a lovely weekend

    1. I love a good quesadilla! I need to add them next time I make one! Hope you had a great weekend! XX Kat