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Easy Cruciferous Crunch Stir Fry with Fava Beans

Easy Cruciferous Crunch Stir Fry with Fava Beans

Easy Cruciferous Crunch Stir Fry with Fava BeansYield: 3-4 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ready in: 20 minutes

This quick and easy vegetarian stir fry is a nice alternative to a spinach or asparagus side dish for a main course. The fava beans are an excellent and inexpensive source of protein, have zero fat and no cholesterol – which makes it a perfect vegetarian main dish. Cancer fighting kale, collards and cabbage make your heart and immune system happy! Trader Joes has all of these ingredients pre-cut – so it will cut down on your prep time when you’re on the go!

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1 8oz bag of Italian shelled fava beans (boiled, drained)

½ 10 oz bag of Trader Joes Cruciferous Crunch Collection (kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli, green cabbage and red cabbage)

½ 10 oz bag of Trader Joes Shredded Collard greens

2 scallions, chopped

1 medium clove of garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon of dill

1 tablespoon of black or white roasted sesame seeds

3 tablespoons of sesame or olive oil

2 tablespoons of ponzu or soy sauce

dash of cayenne

salt, pepper to taste


Chop the green onion and garlic finely and set aside. Boil the fava beans until tender and set aside. Fill a wok or large frying pan with oil and heat on medium. Add the pre-shredded vegetables to the pan and stir briskly, keeping the vegetables moving. Add the dill, ponzu, onion, garlic and remaining ingredients and continue to stir for another 5 minutes, until vegetables are partially cooked (do not overcook).

Serve as a side dish or with rice as a main course.

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