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Fava Beans at the Farmers Market and a GREAT recipe

Fava  Beans are a little bit of work to shell
but the unique flavor makes an 

interesting side dish or meal

It is that time of year at the farmers market where you have to TRY something new.  Our suggestion?  Fava Beans.    They are a little bit of work to shell but so worth it.  Here is how we cook them.

Shell about 2 pounds of  Fava Beans (will produce about 2 cups of Shelled beans)

Fava Beans with Red Onion and  Mint

Saute the fava beans in a olive oil with diced garlic
In a separate pan saute red onion and a bit of diced garlic.
Fold together and add 1/2 to 1 cup of diced mint leaves.

Fava Beans with Red Onion and mint as either a
warm salad or as a meal in a pita
Serve immediately.

To turn it into a meal spoon it into a pita and add cucumber sauce

How to Make a Cucumber Sauce
In food processor or blender, add cucumbers, 1/2 clove garlic, lemon juice, dill and/or mint, and a few grinds of black pepper. Process until well blended, then stir into plain or greek yogurt. It helps if you get the water out of the cucumbers first. 
Salt them and then put a papertowel on them and something heavy.