Fava Bean and Red Onion Salad

(makes 4 servings)

Weight Loss Recipes : Fava Bean and Red Onion SaladIngredients:

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 oz. fava beans in pods, shell and discard the pods
  • ⅔ cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and sliced


  • To reduce pungency of onions, rinse slices briefly under running cold water and drain well.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2 qt. water to a boil and boil fava beans until tender (about 8 minutes).
  • Drain beans and rinse under cold water. Pierce the favas and squeeze them out of their outer white skins.
  • Combine yogurt, mint, garlic and cucumber in a small bowl. Add beans and onion and toss until well-coated then serve.

Make 4 Servings:

Weight Loss Recipes Amount Per Serving(¼ of recipe (274 g)): 148 Calories, 10 g Protein, 29 g carbohydrates, 2 g Dietary Fiber, 1 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 2 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium


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