Fava Bean and Asparagus Salad
1 pound of fava beans, shelled and blanched
1 pound of asparagus, trimmed and blanched
1/4 cup of chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
In a mixing bowl, combine the blanched fava beans, blanched asparagus, chopped fresh mint, chopped fresh parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Drizzle the dressing over the fava bean and asparagus mixture and toss to coat evenly.
Transfer the Fava Bean and Asparagus Salad to a serving dish.
Serve the Fava Bean and Asparagus Salad as a side dish or a light lunch.
This recipe is both delicious and sustainable because it features seasonal and locally-grown vegetables like fava beans and asparagus. By using fresh herbs and a light dressing made with lemon juice and olive oil, you can create a healthy and eco-friendly salad. Plus, by blanching the vegetables instead of boiling them, you can preserve their nutritional value and reduce water usage in the cooking process. Enjoy your Fava Bean and Asparagus Salad!
- Calories: 165 per serving
- Total Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 50mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 19g
- Dietary Fiber: 9g
- Sugars: 6g
- Protein: 9g
The nutritional values provided are for one serving, and please keep in mind that these values may vary based on the brand and quantity of ingredients used.