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Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Fresh Fava Beans

A brilliantly colorful side dish in shades of green, this recipe makes use of the fresh fava beans available this time of year. If you can’t find fresh favas, shelled edamame makes a good substitute.

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Fresh Fava Beans

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Ricki Heller


  • 25-30 fresh fava bean pods or 1½ cups shelled edamame, lightly steamed
  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 garlic cloves sliced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher or fine sea salt to taste


  • To prepare the beans, slit open each pod and remove the actual bean. (You should have around cups beans.) Bring a medium pot of water to boil. Add the beans and cook for 2 minutes, just until they turn bright green and plump up a little. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • To prepare the sprouts, cut each sprout in half vertically (from the top down to the stem). Place cut side down on a cutting board then thinly slice. The sprouts should naturally begin to separate into shreds. Place in a bowl and toss with your fingers to help the sprouts separate into shreds.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the sprouts and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until they barely begin to soften and turn bright green, 2-3 minutes. Toss in the reserved fava beans and stir just to heat through. Remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle with the lemon zest, juice, and salt. Stir to combine and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Fresh Fava Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 911mg26%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1710IU34%
Vitamin C 193.7mg235%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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