Sun dried Tomato Fava Bean And Orzo Salad

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Posted by in Recipes on Sep 19, 2012 . .

4 oz. orzo or other small pasta

  • 2 lbs. fava beans in their pods
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Cart Sundried Tomato Parmesan Garlic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. chopped fresh marjoram
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Cart Lambrusco vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch arugula (about 5 oz.)

Cook the orzo according to the package directions and drain.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Working in batches if necessary, boil the beans in the pods for 6 minutes, or until the inner beans are tender, but not mushy. Cool slightly. Remove and discard the pods. Using a small sharp knife, remove the outer skins of the beans.

Heat the Olive Cart Sundried Tomato Parmesan Garlic extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 7 minutes, or until very soft. Remove from the heat and stir in the marjoram, tomatoes, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add the beans and orzo and toss to coat well.

Divide the arugula among 4 salad plates. Top with the bean salad.

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