Fava Bean Salad


You can prepare this flavorful fava bean salad made with tomatoes, onion, and cucumber tossed with fresh parsley, lemon juice and olive oil in minutes. Makes a great, simple, side dish for traditional Middle Eastern meals.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (19 ounce) can fava beans, drained

  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 cucumber, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Combine fava beans, tomatoes, onion, and cucumber in a salad bowl. Toss with garlic, parsley, lemon juice, and olive oil. Season with cumin, and salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
11g Fat
30g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 556mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 37mg 184%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 320mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.