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Grilled Fava Beans with Balsamic Vinegar

Grilled Fava Beans with Balsamic Vinegar

Grilled Fava beans are an easy to make and a great seasonal addition to grilled meals.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 188kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 ½ pounds Fava Beans (in the pods)
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper , preferably freshly ground
  • 2 teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Sea Salt


  • Heat a grill, gas or charcoal, high (375-400 degrees).
  • Rinse fava bean pods and dab dry with paper towels. Place them in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons Olive Oil and a light sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper. Toss to coat.
  • When the grill is to temperature, clean and oil it (I scrape it with a wire grill brush and oil with paper towel moistened with olive oil rubbed on the clean grate).
  • Place the prepared fava beans on the hot grill. Grill until char marks begin to appear and turn over (turn at 2 ½ to 3 minutes); repeat until char marks appear on the opposite side and beans begin to soften. Total grilling time is approximately 5 minutes. Remove and allow to site for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl combine the balsamic vinegar and remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil. Whisk together. Place fava beans in a large serving bowl and toss with the vinegar-olive oil, lemon zest and a light sprinkle of sea salt. Serve immediately. Note: the ends should be clipped off and the two large strings running along the seams between the ends removed (can be done by diners or prior to serving).


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.7mg