Go-To Pasta Dish with Fresh Fava Beans

Meatless Monday "Go to Pasta" recipe from Chez Us Blog

Recipe Information

Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


2 cups fresh vegetables
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
½ lemon juiced
¼ cup white wine
3 Tbsp. fresh herb, minced (used thyme for this dish)
Lemon zest from 1 lemon, optional
Cheese, your choice
Kosher salt, to taste
Cracked black pepper

1 lb. pasta, cooked according to directions


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  1. Bring water to boil and cook pasta according to directions. If using fresh, it will not take as long.
  2. After cooking the pasta,drain well, and lightly toss with a drizzle of olive oil to prevent sticking.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.Add the shallots, stir and cook over low heat, until soft; about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, stir.
  4. Add the vegetable of choice along with the lemon juice and white wine, cook until slightly soft but still a little crisp; 3 – 5 minutes.Add the fresh herb, stir. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Remove from the heat. Toss with the pasta. Sprinkle in the cheese, and gently stir. Serve.


Feel free to play with this recipe. Use different combinations of veggies and cheese, such as roasted tomatoes and smokey mozzarella, sweet baby peas with swirls of fresh mascarpone cheese or broccoli pieces with chunks of Gouda; really it is all about using your imagination.

Recipe Reviews

Easy and good.

denise woodward
Aug 03, 2011
san franciscoCA

Easy and good.

Ocean Mist Farms , USA 5.0 5.0 1 1 Easy and good.
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