And then I Added Fava Beans?
We got fava beans in our Abundant Harvest Organics box this week. I’d been waiting for them for a long time. I was so excited. I did forget just an eensie bit about how much work they are. Good golly! But, once they’re done, eat away, eat away, eat away all!
So far this week we’ve had them (Tossed with Buttered with Savory) with Tomato and Red Wine Braised Chicken alongsideÃ‚ Polenta with Tomatoes and Savory, I ate some of the leftovers for lunch one day with a Tomato Salad with Savory and Reduced Balsamic Vinegar, and then today, I think was my favorite use so far…
I was craving Chips and Salsa. I had just worked out, was listening to the Joy the Baker Podcast (read: I was starving already, and then they started talking about food!). I needed some lunch. I didn’t want to just have chips and salsa. I’m fine with salsa from a jar normally. But it wasn’t what I wanted for a lunch that was going to keep me full for more than 30 minutes. And I was in the mood for something fresh.
Enter avocado, tomato, and fava beans. Add lemon juice to them. How about some Greek Yogurt too? Need a little spice? Red pepper flakes will do. Then a little smoked paprika, salt, and pepper, and it’s ready.
You could eat this for breakfast, alongside a Fried Egg and some Whole Wheat Toast. For brunch, it might go nicely with a Frittata and some Homemade Bagels or some Crispy Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs and Bacon. It would make a delicious appetizer. You could call it a salad and serve it alongside some Grilled Chicken Breasts. Or, keep it like a salsa, and have it with Tacos, Enchiladas, or Fajitas. However you eat it, I think you just won. It’s such a simple dish that’s so full of good, fresh taste.
Too bad I ate the whole bowl. I could go for a little more.
- 1/2 avocado, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1/4 C fava beans (cooked and shelled)
- 1/4 C Greek yogurt
- 1 T lemon juice
- red pepper flakes
- dash smoked paprika
- Pile avocado, tomato, fava beans, and yogurt in a bowl. Top with seasonings and lemon juice.
- Eat with your favorite tortilla chips.