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.

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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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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

238.6 calories; 7.8 g protein; 30.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 555.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
This quick easy and healthy salad is packed with fresh flavor. I highly recommend trying this great recipe. I made two minor changes. I reduced the amount of olive oil to one tablespoon and did not add cumin. Wonderful! Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2006
Sorry maybe we're just not fans of fava beans. When I opened the can of favas I saw that they had this thick goop all over them. I tried to wash it off but it wouldn't rinse away. So when I put everything together it was still thick and goopy. Maybe that's just how favas are; I don't know. We liked the rest of the stuff. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
This quick easy and healthy salad is packed with fresh flavor. I highly recommend trying this great recipe. I made two minor changes. I reduced the amount of olive oil to one tablespoon and did not add cumin. Wonderful! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2006
This salad was fantastic! Rinsing the beans in a strainer under running water prevents the "goopy" problem another reviewer had mentioned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2009
This recipe is FABULOUS! I made it without the oil and used canned diced tomatoes (drained) instead of fresh tomatoes. Also used more parsley (about half of a full bunch - a cup or more). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2012
Do not reduce the olive oil or increase the lemon juice. Safad's vinaigrette is perfect. Just whisk the garlic olive oil and lemon juice in a separate bowl and pour over the chopped ingredients. Do not use canned tomatoes or mushrooms in this salad. They will introduce textural problems. And don't leave out the cumin. It adds a nice note to the flavor profile. This is an excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2008
I found this to be good although my husband didn't care too much for the dressing- too much lemon. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2006
This recipe is 5. You should go to an egyptian/mediterrainian store to get the canned fava beans. Buy the small ones. Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2011
this is delicious.i will definatly make again Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2006
Sorry maybe we're just not fans of fava beans. When I opened the can of favas I saw that they had this thick goop all over them. I tried to wash it off but it wouldn't rinse away. So when I put everything together it was still thick and goopy. Maybe that's just how favas are; I don't know. We liked the rest of the stuff. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2010
Great summer salad...I doubled it and added mushrooms....next time I may add some red bell pepper. Read More
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