"Dried beans and legumes like those in this fava beans recipe are an essential part of a healthy vegan diet, bringing protein, fiber, iron and folic acid. Fava beans can be used fresh or dried in healthy vegan recipes, and are paired here in a chili to give them lots of flavor.
*Note: I wasn't a huge fan of the fava beans when I got to the point of eating them. Their skins need to be removed after cooking, which is time consuming and seems wasteful. After trying them, I would recommend sticking with red kidney or black beans."
Rinse and drain the beans if you're using canned. If you are using dried beans in your healthy vegan recipes, they must be fully cooked before you begin.
Saute the onion and then the garlic in the oil. Once they are soft, add the tomatoes and spices. Season with salt. Add the beans, and let this simmer for at least 10 minutes, or as long as you like. Garnish with cilantro and serve.