Fresh Fava Bean Salad

Fresh Fava Bean Salad

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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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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


    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


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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