Fava Bean Recipes

Fava beans, or broad beans, are great fried, steamed or even raw. Find your favorite fava bean recipe with over 30 recipes to choose from.

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Ta'ameya (Egyptian Falafel)

Rating: 4 stars 12
Falafel, or ta'ameya as we call it in Egypt, is an all-time favorite street food. In most parts of the Middle East, falafel is made with ground chickpeas. However, in Egypt, we make it with dried fava beans. They are best served with pita bread, tomato, onions, and tahini sauce.

Fava Beans in Tahini Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
A delicious recipe I learned from an Egyptian friend. If you don't want a strong garlic taste, feel free to cook the garlic with the onion. You can stuff this mixture into a pita, add a dollop of plain yogurt, and enjoy!

Jamaican Oxtail with Broad Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 144
This is a traditional Jamaican dish I was taught to cook by my grandmother.

Portuguese Favas

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
Fava beans with a Portuguese style sauce.

Portuguese Chourico, Beans, and Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
I grew up on chourico, and this dish is a Portuguese comfort food that my mom always made. I took it upon myself to replicate it with a bit more kick, but even with the changes, it reminds me of being a kid. It's such a warm and satisfying dish.

Lebanese Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Quick, easy, and tasty. Can be used as a side dish or a snack on it's own. Great as a salad topper. Good with sea salt kettle chips, or toast.

Swordfish Calabrian-Style

Rating: 4 stars 25
This is a typical dish of southern Italy. Swordfish is marinated in a lemon and oil mixture, then fried and cooked with fava (broad) beans and white wine.

Jacy's Middle-Eastern Fava Bean Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This is called 'Middle-Eastern' fava bean stew and not 'Moroccan' because I have also borrowed flavors from my Lebanese roots. This stew came to me on a Saturday afternoon when we were desperately low on groceries and had no meat in the freezer. The first time my carnivorous partner tried it, he honestly thought it contained meat. I have made this many times, and he devours it with relish! To make this dish completely vegetarian/vegan, omit the anchovies. Serve with steamed basmati rice, couscous or bulgur.

Vegetarian Pumpkin Spinach Chili

Rating: 4 stars 29
This easy chili is unique and delicious. It has the added bonuses of iron, vitamin A, and protein. It's also completely vegetarian!

Meze Fava Beans

Fava beans sauteed with onions. A traditional Turkish dish. Served at room temperature with garlic yogurt.

Easy Fava Bean Salad

Rating: 4 stars 1
Just tear off pieces of warm pita bread and scoop up this delicious Middle Eastern salad.

Easy Mediterranean Pasta

Rating: 3 stars 2
This fusion dish is quick and easy. It combines some classic ingredients from the lovely Mediterranean region with a Middle Eastern touch. This simple recipe is perfect hot or cold for summer evenings.

Inspiration and Ideas

Buddha Bowl Power Menu
Build up your power menu with this Buddha bowl -- a nutritious meal filled with protein from fava beans, Swiss cheese, egg, peas, and yogurt, plus tons of extras including cinnamon energy bites served with a blueberry drink.
Fava Beans
Rating: Unrated 1
This is a delicious and simple Middle Eastern dish that's very easy to make. You can get a can of cooked fava beans in any Middle Eastern store. Serve with pita bread.