Happy Canada Day!!! What better way to celebrate than a delicious summer salad?
Like fava beans!!!
These are green goddesses in my opinion. They are beautiful and taste so good! They are a little time consuming to prep, but well worth the effort.
Never tried making fresh fava beans before? Check out how to prepare fava beans. It’s just a few, simple steps. Shuck your beans out of their wrapper. Blanch them for 5 minutes, then let them sit in a cold, ice bath. Then you can either sautée, boil, steam, or have ’em as is like me.
Fava Bean Quinoa Salad (makes 3-4 servings)
2 handfuls of fresh fava beans (see prep instructions above)
1 cup of cooked quinoa, cooled
1 handful of fresh mint, finely chopped
2 small tomatoes, chopped (I used yellow for colour)
2 persian cucumbers, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tbsp of olive oil
the juice of half of a lemon
a sprinkle of salt & pepper to taste
Start by chopping up your veggies. Add them to a bowl with the quinoa, garlic, mint, olive oil, lemon juice & salt and pepper to allow it to marinade while you get the fava beans ready.
So pretty! Stir it up and enjoy. I find it tastes better after sitting in the fridge a few hours, so I made mine in the morning to enjoy that afternoon for lunch. It tasted even better as leftovers over the next couple of days.
Happy Birthday Canada =D