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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 111.1
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
  • Sodium: 50.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 9.3 g

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Fresh Fava Bean Salad


Fresh Fava Bean Salad

Introduction

Beans are an easy source of protein without all of the fat. Beans are an easy source of protein without all of the fat.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 green onions, thinly sliced
    12 oz. fava beans in pods
    2/3 cup plain lowfat yogurt
    1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped
    1 garlic clove, sliced
    1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced

Directions

1. To reduce pungency of onions, rinse slices briefly under running cold water and drain well.
2. Shell the favas and discard the pods.
3. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil and boil fava beans for 8 minutes or until tender.
4. Drain beans and rinse under cold water. Pierce the favas and squeeze them out of their outer white skins.
5. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, mint, garlic and cucumber. Add beans and onion, toss until well-coated, and then serve.
Serves 4.

Reprinted with permission by Public Health Seattle & King County






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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loveeeee this salad. It's a little heavy on red onion, and feel free to switch out the fava beans for another depending on your preference, but all in all it is absolutely delicious and very filling. - 4/12/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i changed the fava beans to chickpeas and it's delicious.. and i used less onions. i also put it in a wrap with some steak and it was delicious :) one of my favourites. - 4/2/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Favas, Chick peas, Garbanzos...all the same thing. Try an extra garlic clove, dill and black pepper instead of the mint. A splash of lime juice is nice too. - 3/9/08

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Even after rinsing the onions they were still too strong. Fava beans were had to find. Ended up using canned ones. Not my taste for a very good salad. I agree w/previous comment waste of calories - 5/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this when I ate it with wild rice. Nice change of pace from the average meat and potatoes. Since I don't like raw onions I caramelized them and mixed them with the rice instead of this salad. I'll definitely eat this again. - 1/5/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was dull even though filling. I put in chick peas instead of fava beans as I didn't have any and it really was not great. - 6/26/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It is different, but not my favorite, I would add vinegar next time. Or lime juice. - 4/16/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used canned fava beans instead of worrying about finding fresh pods. I think that the recipe was ok, but could definately use some added salt and pepper to make it taste a little better. - 4/14/08

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  • I'm not sure I see why we need to pod the fava beans and then cook them. Can't we microwave the beans and then pod them? BTW, are fava beans similar to edamame? - 4/11/14

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  • This had no flavor except very stong onion. - 9/17/10

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  • great without the yogurt. - 7/28/10

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  • I liked it. I couln't find fava beans so I used light red kidney beans and I used a yellow onion instead of a red onion. I left out the mint and used greek yogurt. It was good. I ate it with corn, sweet peas, and brown rice. Next time I am going to add the sweet peas to the salad for better taste. - 12/26/09

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  • Since I can never find fava beans (what are they?) I used edamame beans. I think it will be better with a few sunflower seeds so I'll add some nex time I use this recipe. - 8/31/09

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  • Like other people commented...onion taste is TOO strong.
    I exchanged the fava for lima and cut them in half...starchy!
    I would suggest: Place all the ingredients in the fridge before serving, to blend flavours...maybe an hour or two...
    I added more cucumbers after being overpowered by onions. - 8/19/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this and it was very filling. I used chickpeas instead and I think next time I'll use less onion. The onion was a little overpowering for me. - 2/2/09

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Didn't care fpr it. - 11/19/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not too bad, I liked it. I added cilantro to it. - 10/20/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It sounds good never had fava beans before heard of them in the movie silence of the lambs Hannibal Lecter use to eat them - 3/9/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A fava bean is NOT a garbanzo bean/chickpea.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fava_bean

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickpea - 3/9/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    fava beans, what are those? I never heard of them! - 3/9/08

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  • It didn't taste good to me. I believe the mint and onion combo fails, although initilly it sounded interesting. - 3/9/08

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  • I favor black or kidney beans and love mint in with cukes! - 3/9/08

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  • I would use canned garbanzo beans - washed and rinsed, as they are mild, and add dill instead of mint, reduce the yogurt. MMM can't wait to make this for lunch! - 3/9/08

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  • After reading the reviews, I decided not to try this recipe, sorry. - 3/9/08

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  • YUCK! - 3/9/08

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