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Sautéed Fava Greens & Green Garlic

Spring garlic is milder than cured garlic so you can use more without overpowering the greens. Note: the lemon juice will turn some of the leaves brown, but the flavor is so nice, we couldn't leave it out!


2 tablespoons olive oil
4 bulbs spring garlic, sliced on the diagonal
6 cups fava greens, rinsed and spun dry
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of red pepper flakes
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Warm olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and soften in warm oil for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat to medium-high, and add fava greens, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and lemon juice and sauté, stirring frequently for 3 minutes, or until the greens are wilted.
  3. Add up to 1 tablespoons of water if the greens start to scorch.