Fava Bean and Pecorino Salad

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Ingredients

2 lbs fava beans
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
6 to 8 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 lb pecorino cheese

Preparation

To shell the fava beans, remove the beans as you would peas from a pod. Bring a saucepan filled with water to a boil, add the favas and blanch for 1 minute. Drain and immerse the favas in ice water to retain their bright green color. Drain again and slip the skin off each fava bean. If the beans are very small and tender, you need not peel them.

In a salad bowl, combine the garlic, mint, vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Add the favas to the oil mixture. Toss gently. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the pecorino cheese over the top and serve.

Yield

serves 4 to 6

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: serves 4 to 6
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 728
Calories from Fat: 509

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56.55g
87%
Carbohydrates 41.35g
13%
Dietary Fiber < 1g
0%
Saturated Fat 11.48g
57%
Calories 728.13kcal
36%
Cholesterol 29.48mg
9%
Protein 27.02g
45%
Sodium 398.77mg
16%
Calcium
7%
Iron
7%
Vitamin A
18%
Vitamin C
14%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.