Plated + Served: Pasta with Fresh Fava Beans, Peas and Lemon-Chive Vinaigrette


This is your reward for shelling all of those fava beans… (no, it’s not a private screening of  “Silence of the Lambs”), it’s a cool pasta dish with all the bright nuances of summer.


The best part of this recipe is that you can swap out the major players (favas, peas and chives) and substitute whatever vegetable and herb is the seasonal star of the moment. The result is an exciting new dish with little effort.

And I think Hannibal Lecter would agree, this recipe pairs brilliantly with a nice Chianti… (sorry, I couldn’t help it!).




I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: