This was my first time cooking with these tasty little guys, and it was so easy and only took minutes to prepare! I am most definitely making them a summer staple at our house. Loaded with fiber, protein, and folate, they're really good for you, and they're fresh from the farm these days - mmmmm, it doesn't get any better than that!
Fava Bean Salad -
Shell the beans while you bring water to boil in medium pot. Place fava beans in rapidly boiling water for two minutes, then strain and run cold water over them. Once they're cooled, remove outer shell (should slide right off). Return to pot and blanch (just until they are soft). Place in bowl.
Chop 2 small tomatoes, 1 cucumber, and 1/2 onion and add to bowl. Mince two garlic cloves and add. Add parsley, salt, pepper, and cumin to taste. Add juice of one lemon. Drizzle evoo over all and toss.
|Doesn't this look delicious?? The key ingredients, to me, are cumin and lemon! Mmm mm good!|
Slow-cooked red vidalia onions -
cut onions in half, leaving a little bit of green on top. add to pot with 2 tsp of evoo, butter, 3oz of water and splash of red wine vinegar, dill and s&p to taste, and juice from half lemon. Bring to a boil, simmer and cover for 20 mins. Voila! Done! :) Aren't spring and summer's fresh veggies just the best?!