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Fava and Butter Bean Salad
A flavorful cold bean salad with garlic, lemon, roasted red pepper, and mint. See more
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Fava and Butter Bean Salad

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"This salad is so delicious, so refreshing, so satisfying, and so easy that you must try it. One key to this simple combination is letting it chill in the fridge for a few hours to marry all the flavors. You can substitute parsley or basil for the mint, but I beg you to try it with the mint. There is something about the taste of fava beans that the mint really brings out like no other herb."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the fava beans and cook until skins are translucent and easy to pull away, about 6 minutes. Transfer beans with a slotted spoon to a bowl of ice water; cool to room temperature, 1 to 2 minutes. Squeeze each bean at one end to remove the bean from it's skin; discard skins and reserve beans.
  2. Whisk lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl; slowly whisk 2 tablespoons olive oil into lemon juice mixture until dressing is thick and emulsified.
  3. Stir fava beans, butter beans, roasted red peppers, and mint into dressing; toss to coat beans completely. Drizzle remaining olive oil over the top and season salad with salt and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 1 hour.
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Jan 20, 2015

I just made this recipe and it is a good basic bean salad recipe that I experienced in Turkey. I followed the recipe for much of the ingredients however I made these changes: I didn't have Fava beans so I drained and rinsed Chickpeas. I added red quinoa for more protein (I cooked this in bouillion,so careful on the salt). I added chopped red onion, cumin and parsley. Taste for your comfort. Refrigerate to blend seasonings.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 17.4 g
  • 70%
  • Protein
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 452 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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