Fava Beans and Red Onion Salad

This recipe is great in the springtime when fava beans are in season. Lima beans work too! See All Quick, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less : Fruits & Vegetables : Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 oz) shelled fava beans
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt, low-fat
  • 1 tsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
In a medium saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil and boil fava beans for 8 minutes or until tender. Drain beans and rinse under cool water. Pierce fava beans and squeeze them out of their outer white skins. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, mint, garlic and cucumber. Add beans and onion and toss until coated. Serve.
Serves: 4
1 Cup of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
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Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 0g
% of Calories from Fat: 9%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 0%
Protein: 7g
Carbohydrates: 16g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sodium: 65mg
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin C and folate, and a good source of vitamins B1 and B2, fiber, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and potassium.

Recipe courtesy of Seattle & King County Public Health.
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