Spelt Salad with Fava Beans

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Spelt Salad with Fava Beans


Quantity Ingredients
1 cup uncooked spelt or wheat berries
4 cups water
2 cups shelled unpeeled fava beans
1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves
1/2 cup diced celery
1/3 cup dried currants
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp extravirgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


Place spelt in a large saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above spelt. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours or until spelt is tender. Drain.

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add fava beans; cook 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Remove and discard tough outer skins from beans.

Combine spelt, fava beans, tomatoes, celery, and currants in a large bowl. Combine vinegar and next 4 ingredients (through garlic), stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over spelt mixture; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with parsley.

Serves 6.

CALORIES 190 (22% from fat); FAT 4.6g (sat 0.5g,mono 2.5g,poly 0.5g); IRON 2.8mg; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 40mg; CARBOHYDRATE 35.4g; SODIUM 252mg; PROTEIN 6.2g; FIBER 2.9g

Source: www.cookinglight.com