They might be a pain to prep, but fava beans are so, so good. The bright green beans (which are technically peas) are best eaten young when they’re still tender and sweet. So hurry to a greenmarket near you and stock up (after reading through this mini guide).
Where: Fava beans (a.k.a. broad beans) have a history of cultivation dating to 6000 BC in Mediterranean cultures. The plants are very hearty and can grow almost anywhere.
When: April through early July.