SERVES 4 V D P C Q
5 lb 8 oz/2.5 kg fresh fava beans in the pod, shelled or 15 oz/425 g frozen fava beans
2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
3 tbsp shredded fresh basil
4 level tbsp fresh Parmesan cheese shavings
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 small garlic clove, crushed
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
1. Cook the fava beans in a large saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and tip into a large serving dish or arrange on 4 serving plates.
2. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a bowl or pitcher and spoon over the beans while they are still warm.
3. Scatter over the diced tomato, basil, and Parmesan shavings. Serve at room temperature.