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Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables and Fava Bean Puree Recipe

Come spring, our kitchen is bursting with fava beans. Their fresh, slightly grassy flavor is a wonderful accompaniment to almost any homemade pasta dish, but this might be our favorite iteration. Tossed both with a spring medley of local produce and petite, velvety bites of gnocchi, it’s a vibrant dish you can easily pull off at home.

GNOCCHI WITH SPRING VEGETABLES AND FAVA BEAN PUREE
INGREDIENTS

8 oz Via Umbria’s homemade gnocchi, or store-bought

1 cup blanched English peas

1 cup small diced tri-color carrots (blanched in boiling water half-way)

4 oz spinach or swiss chard

2 oz butter

1 cup ground parmesan

2 oz EVOO

1 sprig rosemary

1 batch fava bean puree recipe (below)

     DIRECTIONS

In a large saucepan, add EVOO and butter, heat pan, add carrots and saute.  Add spinach, 4 oz of pasta water, butter and cheese. 

Meanwhile cook gnocchi. When they float, add to veg mixture. Add rosemary, salt and pepper.

When plating, spoon a 2 T of puree on base of plate and spread around.  In the center of the bowl add your gnocchi mixture and if desired more cheese.

FAVA BEAN PUREE
INGREDIENTS

2 cups of fava beans, blanched and shelled

1 small onion

1 t crushed pepper

1 t sliced garlic

2 oz spinach

EVOO

Salt

1 bunch mint

     DIRECTIONS

Saute onions with garlic and crushed red pepper. Add spinach and favas. Saute for 2 minutes.

-Put in blender and process with EVOO and water alternately. Season to taste. 

Come spring, our kitchen is bursting with fava beans. Their fresh, slightly grassy flavor is a wonderful accompaniment to almost any homemade ...

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