This spaghetti recipe highlights the fava bean, a veggie that requires a somewhat fussy preparation to shell and skin but is revered in the food world for its fresh, slightly nutty flavor. Plan to cook and shell the beans the night before to make this pasta a quick fix for family, friends, or yourself.
The simple ingredient list actually contains a complex range of flavors: saltiness of the pancetta; acidity from the wine, lemon, and tomatoes; and buttery flavor from the fava beans. Take a look at the recipe now.
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Serves 4.
4 ounces pancetta, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound dried spaghetti
24 fresh fava beans, shelled and peeled
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 lemon, juice and zest divided
1 bunch chopped green onion
2 chopped tomatoes
Salt to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for the table
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided