Fava Bean Pesto Pasta

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2023

It takes some work to get to the good part of fava beans, but these luxuriously creamy, protein-rich nuggets are worth it.

SERVES 4 to 6

TIME 40 minutes

Fava Bean Pesto Pasta

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Fava beans, which contain water-soluble proteins that make them incredibly creamy to eat, are an ideal base for pesto. Blanching and shocking the beans made it easy to remove their waxy sheath without compromising their texture or fresh, nu...

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