Pea, Asparagus, and Fava Bean Salad Recipe

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Pea, Asparagus, and Fava Bean Salad
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  1. Whisk olive oil, Pecorino, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a medium bowl to blend. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired. Set dressing aside.
  2. If using fresh fava beans, cook in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a colander set in a bowl of ice water (do not cook frozen beans). Drain and peel; place in a large bowl.
  3. Return water in saucepan to a boil; add asparagus and cook until just tender, about 4 minutes. Using tongs, transfer to colander in ice water.
  4. If using fresh peas, return water in saucepan to a boil; add peas and cook until tender, about 3 minutes (do not cook frozen peas). Drain; transfer to colander in ice water. Drain vegetables. Add to bowl with fava beans.
  5. Combine vegetable oil and shallot in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until shallot is golden brown and crisp, 10-12 minutes. Transfer shallot to a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Add dressing to bowl with vegetables, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Transfer salad to a serving platter and top with shallot and bacon.
  7. DO AHEAD: Dressing and vegetables can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover separately and chill.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 505.7 Kcal (2117 kJ)
Calories from fat 376.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.79g 64%
Cholesterol 54.57mg 18%
Sodium 1278.33mg 53%
Potassium 489.04mg 10%
Total Carbs 16.09g 5%
Sugars 6.88g 28%
Dietary Fiber 5.23g 21%
Protein 22.13g 44%
Vitamin C 14.1mg 24%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 44.7mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 288.79 Kcal (1209 kJ)
Calories from fat 214.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.87g 64%
Cholesterol 31.17mg 18%
Sodium 730.02mg 53%
Potassium 279.28mg 10%
Total Carbs 9.19g 5%
Sugars 3.93g 28%
Dietary Fiber 2.98g 21%
Protein 12.64g 44%
Vitamin C 8.1mg 24%
Iron 1.4mg 14%
Calcium 25.5mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.8
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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