Greek Fava Bean Dip

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The hub & I were going through a bit of withdrawal without Greek fava beans. In Santorini this dish was served at every restaurant as either an appetizer or a main and we guzzled it up like it was our job! Clearly, I was itching for some more & tracked down Greek fava beans on Amazon – no grocery store sold it!

I know what you are thinking, Greek fava bean? Typically when you hear of a fava bean you think a large green lima bean-esque bean, right? Well this bean is yellow, tiny, looks similar to a split pea & it is beyond yummy when boiled and mashed!

There is not much to this recipe – cook per bags direction, the cooking steps from the brand I bought, Arosis, are below…

  1. Take half of the fava from one bag (~1.5C) – add to saucepan, cover with 2.5C water & let simmer on low heat for 30minutes
  2. Fava beans should become soft – if not continue to simmer
  3. When soft enough remove from heat & beat to thicken
  4. Stir in 2T EVOO, juice from 1 lemon & S/P to taste – continue to stir till blended

Top with a tad more EVOO, freshly chopped red onion & garnish with lemon wedges!

…and eat this up with a spoon or dip with crunchy bread, enjoy!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 2): 450 calories – 8 grams of fat – 67 carbs – 27 grams of protein

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Fava Bean & Shrimp Tacos in Radicchio Cups

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Unique flavor bursts in this tasty dinner – the radicchio gives such a tart punch but the shrimp mixture blends flawlessly & makes for a perfect healthy taco on any night!

  1. In a bowl whisk: 2T fresh lemon juice, 2T fresh chopped flat leaf parsley, 1/2t minced garlic, 5t EVOO, 1/4t salt & 1/8t pepper
  2. Place fava beans in boiling water for 1minute, drain & plunge in cold water – remove beans from shell & place in the wet ingredient side bowl
  3. Boil shrimp (peeled/deveined/detailed), add to the same bowl & toss to coat

Place a radicchio leaf on your plate & spoon shrimp mixture into each leaf, enjoy!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 6 tacos): 80 calories – 3 grams of fat – 7 carbs – 7  grams of protein

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