Grilled Fresh Fava Beans. A Whole-Food, Plant-Based Snack or Side Dish.


Bought some beautiful fresh Fava beans from Birri at Jean-Talon Market!



Grilled them until they were charred and tender, carefully turning them over for about 15-20 min until they were just right.


Seasoned them with salt, pinch of chili powder, lemon juice/zest and a little olive oil.


A simple, delicious and nutritious seasonal snack to enjoy!


Fava beans aka Broad beans are a fantastic source of protein, fiber-rich complex carbs, B Vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. All podded beans and vegetables can be grilled! bringing out their natural sugars/ sweetness, and giving them extra flavor from the high-heat cooking process. I used a grill pan at home to prepare these, as I don’t have a BBQ, but you can certainly use a proper grill instead. Next time you’re BBQ’ing, throw some seasonal favas on the grill, as a change from veggie burgers or dogs!


  • Fresh fava beans in the pod
  • Lemon, juice and zest
  • Olive oil
  • Chili powder (I used Mexican Chili powder)
  • Salt and cracked black pepper


  1. Simply wash the beans whole.
  2. Place them spaced out on your grill and cook until they are soft on the inside, and charred on the outside. Taste a bean to make sure it’s tender!
  3. Drizzle a little olive oil over the beans, and season with salt, cracked black pepper, and a pinch of chili powder.
  4. Zest the lemon and squeeze the fresh juice over the Favas – for acidity.
  5. Enjoy!

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