Fava Bean and Red Onion Salad – Healthy Weight Loss Recipe


(makes 4 servings)


Ingredients: Nutrition Facts for Fava Bean and Red Onion Salad
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1 red onion, thinly sliced

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12 oz. fava beans in pods

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2/3 cup plain lowfat yogurt

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1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped

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1 garlic clove, sliced

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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 and toss until well-coated then serve.


Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe (274 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 148
Calories from fat 13
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 54 mg
Total Carbohydrates 29 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 10 g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 15%
Iron 8%

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