Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fava Bean Salad

Fava beans ... this is quite a foreign ingredient for me. I have never heard of such a bean or even seen it in my life before. Apparently, these green pods are kept on the top shelf of Ralph's vegetable section, unnoticed by the normal college student.

I discovered fava beans after reading about spring vegetables, and you might have guessed ... fava beans are in season! Apparently, these beans are full of proteins and fiber, which are good for my vegetarian diet. I decided to make a salad courtesy of epicurious.com.

Fava Bean Salad

1 cup Fava beans
1/2 cup Sweet corn
1/2 small Yellow onion
6-7 Mint leaves
2 tbs Olive oil
Salt and pepper

1. Blanch fava beans (about 6 minutes)
2. Remove from heat and rinse with cold water
3. Remove the skin from the beans
4. Cut onion into cubes
5. Shred mint leaves with your fingers

1. Heat up olive oil and add in onions and corn
2. Cook for about 3-4 minutes (the onions should be at a sweet crunchy state)
3. Add in beans and cook for 1 minute
4. Move to a bowl and salt and pepper
5. Put leaves over it and serve or refrigerate.

Enjoy hot or cold!

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