Rating: 4.44 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

So I had some vegan friends over for a late night soiree and had to get a little creative with what I had. This simple, healthy salad was a hit.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, and olive oil together in a bowl to make the dressing.

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  • Toss the cucumber, onion, tomatoes, and fava beans together in a large bowl; pour the dressing over the vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 42.2g; fat 19.7g; sodium 415.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
This was fantastic! I feel I have an edge on the city dwellers though as I was able to use fresh shell beans and cucumbers from the garden and locally produced maple syrup. I really miss living in the city and know that this dish would be just as good with any kind of canned beans if you can't get fresh at the farmers market over in Union Square (if they still have it there). Thanks for a great salad recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2012
I was a bit disappointed in this. The dressing was very good but to me it just didn't complement the fava beans (I used garden-fresh favas and romas). I'm glad I tried this recipe but I'll keep looking for something to use with all the beans coming from my garden. Read More
(8)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
This was fantastic! I feel I have an edge on the city dwellers though as I was able to use fresh shell beans and cucumbers from the garden and locally produced maple syrup. I really miss living in the city and know that this dish would be just as good with any kind of canned beans if you can't get fresh at the farmers market over in Union Square (if they still have it there). Thanks for a great salad recipe! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2012
I was a bit disappointed in this. The dressing was very good but to me it just didn't complement the fava beans (I used garden-fresh favas and romas). I'm glad I tried this recipe but I'll keep looking for something to use with all the beans coming from my garden. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2012
This salad is amazing! I didn't have fava beans so I used a medley of what I had and it was delicious! Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2014
I was looking for a simple but tasty dressing for a bean medley salad. This was amazing. I added some salt and it seemed to help the flavours come out more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2012
This was very good. I really liked the dressing. Even my 2 year old liked the salad. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
I doubled this recipe which I looked up mainly for the vegan dressing. My photo shows how I enlarged the recipe with other beans and peppers plus parsley and cilantro from my winter garden. It was a colorful and welcome vegan addition to a Thanksgiving feast. Will make again. The touch of maple syrup in the dressings is just right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2012
The dressing is very good! I also used what I had on hand...garbanzo beans black eyed peas. Also added some tomatoes & green pepper. I think a couple of slices of cooked bacon would be good in this salad (sorry vegans!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2013
I used cannelini beans for a lack of fava beans and I also cut the onion by half because my onion was HUGE! I used de seeded regular tomatoes because I was out of romas as well. I added a tiny bit of salt to help bring out some of the flavors. I think the dressing compliments the beans and the veggies quite nicely. I subbed agave for the maple syrup as well. I used half of a giant cucumber and next time will use the whole thing. I am eating this as we speak before even letting it sit because it is that good. I can't wait to have this at lunch break tonight! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2020
wonderful! couldn't find fava beans so used butter beans and northern beans and rinsed them off before adding to salad. Read More