Strawberry n’ Fava Bean Puree

by Amie on March 7, 2011

I found a quart of strawberries at Whole Foods Market on Friday.

And another yesterday.

Now I’m broke, but at least I have a delicious puree to show for it.

The strawberries were sitting so pretty in my fridge, I just couldn’t resist.

A bit pricey in the off-season. Yes.

But worth it. Definitely.

As always, another one of my easy Gluten-Free Recipes created from scratch with my handy dandy food processor. One little whirl and poof. Puree bliss.

I leave you with my latest.

And perhaps a new favorite.

Ever though of a fava bean n’ strawberry combo?

I didn’t think so.

Go ahead, dig in.

I sure did.

Spread atop Gluten-Free crackers and toasted bagels. Yum.

Enough said. You get the picture.

Now, get to work n’ start pureein’ this tasty recipe tnite.

Strawberry n’ Fava Bean Puree

Gluten-Free and Vegan

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 lbs. fava beans, shelled and peeled
  • 1 cup brewed green tea
  • 10 large fresh strawberries, hulled * and sliced (see note below)
  • 1/4 cup curly parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/3 tsp. freshly ground white pepper

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-heat, add oil and garlic; sizzle for 1 minute. Add fava beans and brewed green tea.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low heat until beans are tender, approximately 15 minutes,  Remove from heat.
  2. Transfer mixture to a food processor; combine remaining ingredients. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Transfer to serving dishes.
  4. Serve at room temperature or chilled with crudites, gluten-free crackers and as a spread on sandwiches.
  5. Enjoy!

* Quick Tip: For an easy way to hull strawberries for this recipe, poke a drinking straw through the stem.

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Megan March 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm

What an interesting and creative recipe! I love the combo. Will have to try it!

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Amie March 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Thanks so much, Megan; great to hear from you and I hope you enjoy this recipe. Have a great day.
Best,
Amie

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kate@ahealthypassion March 7, 2011 at 11:08 pm

i’ve never tried fava beans but this sounds good, I love trying new things thanks for an awesome and creative recipe! Glad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours I look forward to reading it!

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Amie March 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Thanks so much, Kate. Great to hear from you. I’m so glad we’ve found each others blogs. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Have a great night and I look forward to your blog posts n’ tasty recipes!
Best,
Amie

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Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition March 8, 2011 at 8:37 am

That looks fab! Your pics are so vibrant, is that a special setting on your camera? how did you do that?

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Amie March 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

Thanks so much, Jessica; great to hear from you. I just bought the Nikon 3100 with an amazing lens so I’m really excited about my pictures. Thank your kind words; greatly appreciated.
Have a wonderful day.
Best,
Amie

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sophia March 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Who would know there’s strawberry in that!!! That sounds amazing…esp with the green tea!

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Amie March 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Thanks Sophia; so glad you like it. Hope you enjoy this tasty dish…the green tea addition is amazing…Have a great night.
Best,
Amie

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Cara Craves... March 10, 2011 at 2:09 am

I would never have thought of that combo!
What is the dominate taste?

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Amie March 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Thanks Cara; so glad you enjoyed this recipe. The strawberry is surely the dominating taste in this dish…it’s amazing, not too sweet yet gives it the perfect touch of taste and is great with crackers and spread onto toast. Have a great night.
Best,
Amie

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Kristina March 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm

This looks great! My favorite recipes are ones that I would never even have thought of, and this is definitely it. I assume this tastes more savory than sweet?

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Amie March 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Thanks Kristina; great to hear from you. I love creating fun recipes like this that are so unique and fun…something unexpected. This definately has a mild sweet taste from the fresh strawberries but it isn’t too sweet as the fava beans make it creamy and succulent. I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you pair it with. I tried it with grilled tofu last night and it was amazing.
Have a great night.
Best,
Amie

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