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Fresh Fava Bean Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Yields: 4 servings
Make this flavorful fava bean salad in minutes! Made with tomatoes, onion, and cucumber. It’s tossed with fresh parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. Makes a great, simple, side dish for traditional Middle Eastern meals.


  • 1 (19 ounce) can fava beans, drained
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and black pepper to taste


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 per Serving

Calories: 239

Fat: 11.1 g

Carbohydrates: 30.2 g

Protein: 7.8 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 555 mg


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