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In the Catalonia area of Spain, Fava beans are paired with slivered jamon (cured ham) and fresh mint. According to The New Spanish Table, this salad was invented by Catalan chef Josep Mercader and is now copied all over Catalonia. If fresh fava beans are hard to find, shelled edamame may be substituted. Posted for ZWT 5.
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- 3 cups fresh fava beans, shelled (about 3 pounds unshelled)
- 1 1/2 cups escarole, shredded
- 3 ounces serrano ham, cut into thin slivers
- 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 large shallots, minced
- sea salt
- pepper, freshly ground
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar (GOOD red wine vinegar may be used)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove, pressed
- 1Boil the fava beans until just tender, 2-3 minutes.
- 2Drain, rinse, and peel (skip the peeling if using edamame).
- 3In a serving bowl, combine the beans, escarole, ham, mint, and shallots. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- 4In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and whisk to form a dressing.
- 5Add the dressing to the salad, and toss to combine.
- 6Taste, and add more salt or pepper if needed.
- 7Serve at once.
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Nutritional Facts for Fava Bean Salad With Jamon and Fresh Mint
Serving Size: 1 (120 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 274.8
- Calories from Fat 126
- Total Fat 14.1 g
- Saturated Fat 1.9 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 19.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 28.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 7.7 g
- Sugars 2.5 g
- Protein 10.3 g
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