Celebrating Labor Day: Wild rice pasta with fava beans and chickpeas

written by Eloisa 05/01/2017
Celebrating Labor Day: Wild rice pasta with fava beans and chickpeas

Labor Day is a commemorative celebration celebrated in many countries of the world to remember the struggle of the labor movement and the reduction of the working day to 8 hours. Although it is not properly a holiday like Christmas or Easter, it does not lack traditions; In Rome, for example, Labor Day is often celebrated, with a trip out of town. The typical thing is to meet with a good group of friends, leave the city and immerse yourself in nature. Clearly, a gastronomic tradition could not be lacking: they usually eat raw fava beans with Pecorino Romano cheese. This is a typical cheese from the Lazio region (where Rome is located) and is made with sheep’s milk. As in the Fast Metabolism Diet, cheese is not allowed, I have not been able to respect the tradition as it is, so I have decided to create a special dish for this day: black rice pasta with fava beans and chickpeas.

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Wild rice pasta with fava beans and chickpeas

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Phase 1 · Phase 3 Serves: 2 - 3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh fava beans
  • 1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 cups of cooked wild rice pasta
  • Lemon zest
  • 4 mint leaves + 2 to decorate
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Open the pods and extract all the fava beans
  2. Remove the excrescence that is on the top of the fava beans
  3. Boil them for 4 minutes in plenty of water with a little salt (save 1/4 cup of the cooking water) and then drain and cool under cold water
  4. Peel and finely chop the onion and put it in a frying pan over high heat with the fava beans and their cooking water
  5. Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters and add them to the fava beans
  6. After a few minutes add the chickpeas, 4 chopped mint leaves and a little salt
  7. Cook until the fava beans are cooked and the tomatoes have crumbled into a sauce
  8. Cook pasta according to package directions and add to fava bean and chickpea sauce
  9. Serve hot with grated lemon peel and 1 mint leaf

This recipe is compatible with the Fast Metabolism Diet – FMD Phase 1 and Phase 3.

  • Phase 1: With these quantities, you get 3 dinners for <20 pounds or 2 dinners for >20 pounds. For a complete dinner add phase vegetables. You can make this dish for P1 lunch adding phase vegetables and fruit.
  • Phase 3: All quantities are the same, the only one that changes is the amount of pasta, which is reduced by half; in this way you get 3 dinners for <20 pounds or 2 dinners for >20 pounds. For a complete dinner add phase vegetables and healthy fats.

Notes

* ONLY for P3 I advise adding 1/2 tablespoon EVO Oil before serving. - WARNING FOR CELIAC: always check that the products that you use are certified without gluten, for who has doubts in this respect can be informed in the following link: https://bit.ly/GlutenFreeSymbol