1 cup of shelled fresh fava beans (1 1/4 pounds in pods)
1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 teaspoon of grated lemon zest
2 garlic cloves
1 bunch of frehs mint leaves
1 shallot, minced
Sea salt
Black Pepper

Optional: 2 tablespoons of sheep’s pecorino cheese

In a large pot of boiling water, cook fava beans, about 5 minutes. Strain and add to food processor or high-speed blender. Add lemon juice/zest, mint, garlic, shallot and olive oil. Blend until creamy. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve with raw crudite!