This pasta salad with fava beans, tomatoes and strawberry is a big hit every time we make it. It combines the distinct taste of fava beans, which is slightly bitter and earthy, with ripe tomatoes and strawberries. A perfect picnic dish.
Corzetti Pasta Salad with Fava Beans, Tomatoes and Strawberries
Ingredients (serves 4):
300 gr fresh fava beans, shelled
200 gr tomatoes, cubed
100 gr strawberries, cut into thin slices
fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil
In a bowl, place the shelled fava beans, the cubed tomatoes and the sliced strawberries. Add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Prepare the corzetti pasta using this recipe. Cook the pasta until al dente, then drain it and add it to the fava bean/tomato/strawberry bowl.
Toss the pasta in the sauce and add fresh basil leaves.
Eat your corzetti pasta salad with fava beans, tomatoes and strawberries al fresco, preferably in a garden or by the beach.