Fava beans are an early summer treat available at local farmers markets.
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups fresh or frozen shelled fava beans
4 cups Romaine lettuce cut into thin strips
1/2 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves, cut into thin strips
Whisk together lemon juice, oil and garlic in small bowl. Season with salt/pepper if desired and set aside.
Cook shelled fava beans 3 minutes or cook frozen fava beans according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold water.
Toss together cooled fava beans, lettuce, and mint in a large bowl. Add lemon dressing and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.