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Bulgur with Fava Beans

  • Servings: 8

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KEY: Summer, Barbecue/Cookout, Dinner Party, Beans, Grains & Legumes, Salads, Side Dishes, Healthy, Vegetarian

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  • 1 1/3 cups bulgur (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts (about 3 ounces)
  • 1 pound young fresh fava beans, shelled, or 1 cup frozen baby lima beans, thawed
  • 1/2 cup finely diced seeded tomato
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the bulgur and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand uncovered until the bulgur is softened and chewy, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°. Toast the pine nuts for about 7 minutes, or until golden. If using fresh fava beans, blanch them in a small saucepan of boiling water until just tender, about 5 minutes. Peel off the tough skins. If using limas, blanch them in a saucepan of boiling water until tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Drain the bulgur in a fine sieve, pressing lightly to extract as much water as possible. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the fava or lima beans, tomato, garlic, dates, lemon juice and oil. Season with salt and pepper and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours to allow the flavors to blend. Stir in the cilantro and pine nuts.
Contributed By Published July 1996

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