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8Ingredients
530Calories
35Minutes

Fava beans are a hearty and bold bean that acts as a great base for this salad. Bacon, scallions, and sun-dried tomatoes accent the beans perfectly for a savory salad that is perfect for enjoying in the summer. A simple balsamic vinaigrette brings all of these ingredients together and adds a bit of tartness. You can serve this as is, over a bed of grains, or with a piece of grilled meat for a filling dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 kilograms fresh fava beans (in their pods or, off season 400 gr. peeled frozen fava beans)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • fleur de sel
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons caviar (dried tomato, find it in fresh produce aisle or dried tomatoes, tapenade and anchovy aisle)
  • 1 spring onion (with its stem, finely chopped)
  • 125 grams smoked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. When using fresh beans, shell them and plunge them into boiling, salted water for 5 minutes. Drain and remove the skin from the beans.
  2. If using frozen beans, cook as directed on the bag. If they are not peeled, remove their skin.
  3. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, salt, pepper, dried tomato caviar and finely chopped onion.
  4. Add the still warm beans.
  5. In a skillet, brown the bacon, without adding any fat.
  6. When cooked, remove the pan from heat and use some fat from the pan to glaze the bacon along with balsamic vinegar.
  7. Add the bacon and vinegar to the bowl and mix.
  8. Serve immediately.
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NutritionView more

530Calories
Sodium28%DV670mg
Fat35%DV23g
Protein71%DV36g
Carbs23%DV69g
Fiber76%DV19g

PER SERVING *

Calories530Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat23g35%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol70mg23%
Sodium670mg28%
Potassium1350mg39%
Protein36g71%
Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate69g23%
Dietary Fiber19g76%
Sugars8g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Cara Y. 6 Jul 2015
I finally got my family to eat fava beans with this recipe. It is so good. Make sure everything stays warm while you are mixing so all the flavors get soaked up.