• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr
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    This textural celebration of legumes includes those that are both in and out of pods. You'll find crisp-tender Romano beans and green beans, as well as droves of firm yet creamy fava beans (also called broad beans), which have been a staple in places like Egypt, China, and the Mediterranean for millennia. The beans are all cooked in one pot and then warmed in a skillet, where verdant shreds of basil join them at the last minute for extra oomph. Sound easy? That's because it is.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound fresh fava beans, shelled, or 1 cup shelled fresh or frozen edamame (soybeans; 3/4 pound in pods)
    • 3/4 pound young fresh Romano beans (Italian flat beans), stemmed and cut diagonally into 1 1/2-to 2-inch pieces
    • 1/2 pound green or wax beans, trimmed and halved crosswise
    • 1/4 cup packed basil leaves
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zestepi:recipelink
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 201 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 15 g 22.87%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 9.86%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 188 mg 7.85%
    • Calcium: 154 mg 15.36%
    • Potassium: 456 mg 13.04%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 14.15%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 13.21%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 8.86%
    • Vitamin C 35.98%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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