Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pasta salad with Fava Beans

I love to cook and I love to have my children in the kitchen with me. Having time and something entertaining enough to keep the kids from making me crazy can be a challenge. The other day my son and I made a pasta salad with Fava beans, which worked out well for a rushed weeknight meal. I love the cumin/mint combination. After the pasta had marinated overnight, my 4 year old and I made chicken nuggets while my 6 and 2 year old worked on a salad. My 4 year old was so impressed that his mom could teach him how to make chicken nuggets. I hope I’m his hero for the rest of his life or at least the rest of the week. Having the yummy pasta ready gave me time to invest in my children.

Pasta salad with Fava Beans


  • 1 lb Acini Di Pepe Pasta
  • Fava Beans (hulled, boil and skins peeled)
  • Cumin
  • Fresh Mint (chopped)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Sherry Vinegar


Cook the pasta, combine all the ingredients and chill in the refrigerator overnight.

OH! My Best Friend stop over today.

She gave us this special treat to make our weekly celebration of Pancake Sunday a bit easier and funner!

Thank you and you know we love you! Remember that always(especially as you see this and your picture)!


Selba said...

I would like to try the fava beans.

Wow! your best friend is so nice to give a special treat. That's wonderful! Love pancake :)

Suzie said...

It is such a joy to help teach kids to cook - you really feel they are learning something that will be useful their entire lives. Yummy looking salad.

Cheryl said...

I am so impressed that your kids will eat Fava beans, I am too scared to even try them! p.s. I have that same grill and it is a workhorse, I bought another one when I saw it on sale so I have a back up when the current on wears out, LOL

Palidor said...

Nice looking dish. And what an awesome present! That'll definitely make breakfast easier.

Finsmom said...

Such a cool griddle! :)

Leslie said...

This salad looks yummy and refreshing! What a great friend. I don't get nearly enough people stopping by with kitchen gadgets!

Anonymous said...

I loved cooking with my daughter when she was little - now she doesn't need my help anymore though! :D

Deseree said...

What a lovely salad> it looks so easy and I bet the mint makes it refreshing. Yum!

I gave the griddle to my mom for Christmas last year because she is always cooking big breakfasts, she LOVES it.

Ruby Mountain Beads said...

You are going to wonder what you have been doing all these years without a griddle! I love mine, especially for big breakfasts! PS Don't ever put a picture of me on your blog! :)

Rowena... said...

Now that's a great friend. I remember my dad using that type of griddle to make our Sunday breakfasts when I was a kid, and I've tried to find one here but no such luck!

♥peachkins♥ said...

That pasta salad looks great!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh i love the beans in here and the kiddies liked it so cool

Velva said...

What a healthy, kid friendly dinner!