Rosemary Garlic Marinated Fava Beans. These marinated fava beans make an excellent snack or salad topper! Fava beans marinated with rosemary and garlic are super healthy for you too!
My Rosemary Garlic Marinated Fava Bean Recipe is:
- Healthy for you
- Great for weight loss!
- High in fiber for gut health
- Excellent snack
- Delicious on salads
Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, I have been even more conscious of what I am putting into my body. I think, is this fighting disease or feeding it? A HUGE contributor to our immunity is our gut health. The friendly gut bugs need to be fed high fiber foods, like marinated fava beans (or unmarinated). Read my other article on pre-biotic foods and how you can help keep your gut, and immune system, healthy!
HOW TO MAKE ROSEMARY GARLIC MARINATED FAVA BEANS
My pickled fava beans recipe is SO easy to make!
Add the dried fava beans to a medium sized sauce pan. Rinse them and discard any discolored or bad looking ones. Fill the pan with water to cover the beans by about 1 inch.
Place this pan on the stove and bring it to a boil. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pan with a lid, and cook for about 35 minutes.
Don't pressure cook or soak them!
A quick note on the beans: they should NOT be soaked. Unlike other beans, where soaking greatly benefits the cooking time and texture, soaking these beans will create mushy beans!
Another thing to note is that when I pressure cooked them, un-soaked, for only 10 minutes, they STILL came out mushy. Look at how they look below:
My conclusion is to not use the pressure cooker (or instant pot pressure) for these. I cook all my beans on the pressure cooker setting in my instant pot, but not these now!
The best way to add a nice garlic flavor, is to smash the cloves. All you have to do is press the clove under a wide knife. Just be careful not to place your hand where the sharp edge of the knife is! See how I do it below:
If you want to eat the marinated garlic, it is super good for you! You can also mince the garlic cloves, but I don't like the taste of raw minced garlic in my salad.
Add your cooked beans, smashed garlic, rosemary, and salt to a 24 oz mason jar.
Cover the beans with vinegar. Then, seal it with a lid and store these in the fridge!
Marinating time and Storage
Marinate fava beans for 1-3 days in the fridge (the longer they go, the stronger the flavor!). They will be good for up to 1 week in the fridge after marinating!
You can find the wide mouth mason jars that I use for these and my saur kraut on Amazon by clicking the link below:
Here are some salad recipes you might enjoy these marinated fava beans on:
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Rosemary Garlic Marinated Fava Beans
- sauce pan
- 24 oz mason jar
- 2 cups dried fava beans
- 4-5 cups filtered water
- 6 cloves garlic, smashed
- 2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups vinegar
- Rinse the fava beans. Add them to a medium sized sauce pan. Add water to cover them (~4-5 cups). Turn heat on high and bring the pot to a boil.
- Once it has reached a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid, and cook 35-45 minutes. Check the beans at 30 minutes. If they are breaking apart, they are done. Over cooking the beans will make them mushy and lose their shape.
- Drain the water from the cooked beans and rinse them to remove any particles from cooking.
- Add the beans to a mason jar. Add the smashed garlic, rosemary, and salt.
- Pour the vinegar in to cover the beans by ~½ inch. This is about 1-2 cups of vinegar.
- Cover with a tight fitting lid and store in the fridge.
- Marinate fava beans for 1-3 days in the fridge (the longer they go, the stronger the flavor!). They will be good for up to 1 week in the fridge after marinating!