Spanish Fava Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Jamón

Spanish Fava Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Prosciutto {Katie at the Kitchen Door}

A warm tapas dish of sauteed fava beans, fresh tomatoes, and jamón. 


  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 cups of shucked and peeled fresh fava beans
  • 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1 medium heirloom tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp smoked Spanish paprika
  • 2 thin pieces of jamón serrano or prosciutto, torn into bite size pieces


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes more, stirring frequently. Add the peeled fava beans, lemon juice, tomato, and smoked paprika. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes have broken down and the fava beans are tender.
  2. Push the beans to one side of the pan to expose the bottom of the pan. Add the pieces of jamón to the bottom of the pan and fry for 1 minute, just to crisp up. Mix the jamón into the beans and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm with crusty bread or warm pasta.