Peas and fava beans

If like me sometimes you’re blanking for a simple and tasty side dish I have a great idea for you. It’s three ingredients only, healthy and super fast to make. I had both peas and fava beans in my freezer and I love them on their own but with fried onions, that make anything better to be honest, and butter that dish is irresistible.

I started with dicing and frying half of the onion. I used butter which in my opinion tastes some much better in that recipe. I know, I know olive oil is better for you but butter adds extra creaminess to the recipe. I also added a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar.


I boiled peas according to the instructions on the bag.


And boiled fava beans according to the instructions on the bag as well. They had different cooking time so I had to use two separate cooking pots.


Finally, I simply mixed everything together, added some extra butter and a pinch of salt and pepper. Enjoy!





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  • 1 bag of frozen peas (1 lb)
  • 1 bag of frozen fava beans (1 lb)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter or olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Dice and fry onion.
  2. Boil peas and fava beans according to instructions on bags.
  3. Mix everything and add a pinch of salt and pepper.

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