Fava Bean Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by evelynathens

A fresh spring-time salad with pronounced Mediterranean flavours.

Top Review by harpchick

I will definitely make this again - it was the first time had tasted or cooked with fava beans. Yum! I used fresh ones from the farmer's market - I also used fresh tomatoes, parsley, thyme & oregano from my own garden. I only chilled it for 10 minutes - I think an hour would make the romaine quite soggy - it tasted great as is. Maybe I'll add some feta cheese next time!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine fava beans, chopped cucumber, tomato, olives, red onion, romaine, and parsley in a bowl.
  2. For the dressing, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, water, and the remainder of the spices in a lidded jar.
  3. Shake jar until dressing ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and mix ingredients until well coated.
  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  6. Serve salad on top of extra romaine or butter lettuce leaves for an attractive presentation.
  7. Makes 4 main dish or 6 side-dish servings.
  8. Variations on a Theme: If fava beans are not available or not in season, substitute 2 cups cooked cannellini (white kidney) or Great Northern white beans in the recipe.

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