Vegan Broad Bean Salad
You are going to enjoy making the easy Vegan Broad Bean Salad. It is a perfect Meatless Monday Recipe Idea.
The Meatless Monday Initiative
The campaign to eliminate meat from one’s diet for one day a week has evolved into a global movement. Meatless Monday help give your digestive system a break from digesting meat.
Because they include vegetables, fruits, and a legume, Meatless Monday dishes are frequently high in valuable nutrients. Fruits, vegetables, and beans are high in fiber. Frequently including foods with high fiber content in your diet generally acts as a cleanser and detoxifier of your digestive system.
Check out my other Meatless Monday Vegetarian Soup recipe that you will also appreciate.
Protein from beans or peas in your Meatless Monday dishes keeps you fuller for longer. Furthermore, this broad bean salad is very simple and straightforward. You can even prepare this with your kids.
Each ingredient’s flavors and textures complement one another. The sweetness of the red apples and sweet corn balances the freshness of the cucumber and sweet pepper.
Broad Beans Quick Facts
Broad beans or Fava Beans has been been given their name to Favism, a genetic condition where people are deficient in an enzyme called Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency.
This condition affects many people all over the world, but it primarily affects men. A lack of enzymes causes the premature breakdown of red blood cells. As a result, a condition known as hemolytic anemia develops.
Paleness of the skin, tiredness, yellowing of the skin and eyes, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, and dark urine color are signs and symptoms of hemolytic anemia.
Broad Beans Contain Lectins
Lectins are proteins that are found in many plant foods. However, researchers find that the Lectins in broad beans can slow the growth of cancer cells in the Colon.
Meatless Monday Vegan Broad Bean Salad Recipe:
1 medium cucumber, diced
A cup of canned sweet corn or fresh corn off the cob
medium tomato, diced
A medium gala apple, cubed
1 can Broad Bean (1 1/2 cups)
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon rosemary, finely chopped
salt and black pepper to taste (optional)
Combine sweet corn, cucumber, tomato, and broad beans in a mixing bowl.
Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and rosemary in a small bowl.
Pour over the broad bean salad mixture and gently stir. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to marinate and chill.