Pasta con fave e pecorino
A Spring Treat: Pasta with Fava Beans and Pecorino Cheese

Spaghetti alle fave e pecorino | Spaghetti with fava beans and pecorino cheese

Pasta with Fava Beans and Pecorino Cheese is a spring favorite, when the favas are young and you can eat them raw without peeling.

Likely additions to this dish are mint (menta) or pancetta, which takes the dish out of the vegetarian category, of course.

In spring, there are celebrations of the new fava beans all over Italy, they are served in their pods with a chunk of pecorino cheese and slices of pancetta, so these flavors are traditionally found together in Italian cuisine.

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Italian Name: Pasta con fave e pecorino
English Name: Pasta with Fava Beans and Pecorino Cheese
Course: Primo Piatto
Where you're most likely to find it: Italy