Fava Bean Salad with Feta

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Readily available at most supermarkets, canned fava beans are natural partners for the popular Mediterranean feta cheese. Select your favorite creamy salad dressing, and complement this light, easy-to-assemble dish with a quick bread or toasted English muffins. Serve fruit for dessert.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups canned fava beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup seasoned croutons
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 4 oz. sliced mushrooms

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl. Toss with your favorite dressing, and serve.

Wine Suggestions

The flavors of this salad are accented by the sharp, tangy feta, so try a dry white, perhaps a Sancerre. The Petite Fontaine Sancerre is terrific with plenty of citrus hues

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 210
  • Carbohydrate Content: 24 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 25 mg
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 5 g
  • Protein Content: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 560 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g