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Fava Beans with Garlic

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Description Edit

Contributed by Healthy Recipes for Diabetic Friends Y-Group

  • Source: The Mayo Clinic
  • Serves 4

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Bring a large saucepan ¾ full of water to a boil.
  2. Add the fava beans and ¼ teaspoon of the salt and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain and rinse immediately with cold water to stop the cooking.
  4. To remove the skins, pinch each bean on the side opposite where it was attached to the pod; the bean should slip easily from the skin.
  5. Remove and discard the outer skins.
  6. Set the beans aside.
  7. In a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  8. Add the onion and saute until soft and lightly golden, about 6 minutes.
  9. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds; don't let the garlic brown.
  10. Add the fava beans and stock and bring to a boil.
  11. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer, shaking the pan gently from time to time, until the beans are tender, about 15 minutes.
  12. Season with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and the pepper.
  13. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve immediately.

Notes Edit

Dietitian's tip: Once removed from the pods, fava beans are blanched to remove their thin but tough outer skins. This simple recipe lets their flavor shine. High fiber = at least 5 g of fiber per serving Healthy carb = whole fruits & vegetables, at least 50% whole grains and no more than 1 tsp of sugar per serving

Nutritional information Edit

Per Serving:

  • 130 Calories | 3g Monounsaturated fat | 7g Protein | 0mg Cholesterol | 18g Carbs | 5g Fiber | 293mg Sodium | 4g Total fat | <1g Saturated fat
  • Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings: 1 Protein and dairy | 1 Fats
  • Diabetes Meal Plan Exchanges: 1 Starches | 1 Meat and meat substitutes | 1 Fats
  • Dash Eating Plan Servings: 1 Nuts, seeds and dry beans | 1 Fats and oils

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