Fava beans are super easy to cook. You can use them just like limas. They are not as dry as limas though. I planted some this fall hopefully they will grow!
Open up the big pods and remove the beans
Boil the beans in a pot of water for about 1 minute (this is just to remove the outer shell the bean has)
Remove outer shell
Now you can use the beans just like they are cold in salads etc. or you can cook them a bit longer and put them in pasta or any dish you might add beans to.