You are here: Home » Recipes » Fava Bean Purée Fava Bean Purée Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 8 servings Fresh or canned, fava beans make a creamy base for other spring vegetables. PrintEmail Use 4 cups of fresh fava beans, shucked, if you can find them. Cook them for 1 minute in boiling, salted water, reserving ¼ cup of the cooking liquid to add to the purée to thin it. Fresh fava beans will yield a bright green purée; canned beans will yield a brownish purée. Ingredients 1 (19-ounce) can fava beans, drained1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons lemon juice1/2 teaspoon salt Instructions Place fava beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Drain, reserving ¼ cup cooking liquid. Place hot beans in blender with oil and lemon juice. Add salt and pulse until puréed. Add reserved cooking liquid as needed to thin. Serve with Milk-Braised Pork, Vegetable Ragout and Caramelized Cipollini. Recipe by Chef Ryan Scott for the California Milk Advisory Board.