A very simple vegetarian pasta - nutritious as well. The sauce is finished by the time the pasta is cooked. I often use wholemeal pasta for this dish.
The weight of the broad beans is just the beans - not the pods. You can use fresh for frozen.
Very healthy and simple recipe. Unfortunately lava beans r hard to find, I use othr types. I would add a squeeze of lemon juice at the end to compliment the flavors. - 28 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I love Italy, too, lovesitaly! Please try this recipe for a light, healthy summer meal. I highly recommend it. Progresso has canned fava beans. Ask your grocer to order you a few cans if you have trouble finding them. They make this recipe. Now, I do have a couple of personal changes to mention. I used 12 oz. of dried WW penne pasta. I think using a whole pound, the broccolini and favas would get lost. I also added 2 heaping tbsps of fresh chopped basil with the beans and sundried tomatoes and sprinkled 1 tbsp on top, after mixing everything together, before sprinkling the cheese on top. If you can find smoked sundried tomatoes, try them! They give a nice depth of flavor. Lastly, I combined 3 cheeses - asiago, pecorino romano and parm - again, for more complex flavor. Thanks again, lovesitaly! - 28 May 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I did not have fava beans, so I used lima beans and I added few chopped sicilian olives. Delizioso! - 19 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)