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    Spinach Pesto With Fava Beans and Potatoes

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    1 hr 15 mins

    45 mins

    30 mins

    josaber's Note:

    Protein-pacled potato salad, can be served as a side dish

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 450-degrees F. Combine 4 minced garlic cloves, 3 tablespoons vegetable broth, 2 tablespoons olive oil and salt and black pepper, to taste, in a small personal blender. Blend until smooth.
    2. 2
      Mix the potatoes, fennel slices and garlic-mixture in a medium bowl. Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet. Bake until tender and golden, about 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      Bring a medium pot of salted water to boil over medium heat. Add the shelled fava beans and cook for 3 minutes. Immediately transfer the cooked beans to a large bowl of ice water to cool. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans to a separate bowl. Add the spinach to the boiling water and cook for 1 minute.Transfer to the bowl of ice water to cool. Drain the spinach and squeeze out excess moisture. Transfer the spinach to a food processor and set aside.
    4. 4
      Peel the blanched fava beans. Each bean is encased in a tough outer-skin that needs to be removed.
    5. 5
      Add the basil, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons vegetable broth and salt and black pepper to the food processor with the spinach. Process until smooth as possible and set the pesto aside.
    6. 6
      Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the peeled fava beans and saute until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the roasted potatoes and pesto. Mix well to combine and cook to reheat the potatoes and pesto, about 3 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve the potatoes and beans with lemon wedges.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spinach Pesto With Fava Beans and Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (605 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 554.2
     
    Calories from Fat 115
    20%
    Total Fat 12.8 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 271.3 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 90.8 g
    30%
    Dietary Fiber 20.0 g
    80%
    Sugars 7.2 g
    28%
    Protein 24.0 g
    48%

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    vegetable broth

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