Vegan Fava Bean Salad Recipe -
Vegan Fava Bean Salad Recipe

Vegan Fava Bean Salad

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"So I had some vegan friends over for a late night soiree and had to get a little creative with what I had. This simple, healthy salad was a hit."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Whisk the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, and olive oil together in a bowl to make the dressing.
  2. Toss the cucumber, onion, tomatoes, and fava beans together in a large bowl; pour the dressing over the vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Chill for 1 hour before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 22, 2011

This was fantastic! I feel I have an edge on the city dwellers though as I was able to use fresh shell beans and cucumbers from the garden and locally produced maple syrup. I really miss living in the city and know that this dish would be just as good with any kind of canned beans if you can't get fresh at the farmers market over in Union Square (if they still have it there). Thanks for a great salad recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 01, 2012

I was a bit disappointed in this. The dressing was very good, but to me it just didn't complement the fava beans (I used garden-fresh favas and romas). I'm glad I tried this recipe, but I'll keep looking for something to use with all the beans coming from my garden.


10 Ratings

May 06, 2012

This salad is amazing! I didn't have fava beans so I used a medley of what I had and it was delicious! Thank you

May 29, 2014

I was looking for a simple but tasty dressing for a bean medley salad. This was amazing. I added some salt and it seemed to help the flavours come out more.

May 05, 2012

This was very good. I really liked the dressing. Even my 2 year old liked the salad. Thanks for the recipe!

May 25, 2014

O M G LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!

Aug 18, 2013

Love it ... so does everyone that has it ... great recipe

Jun 28, 2013

I used cannelini beans, for a lack of fava beans, and I also cut the onion by half, because my onion was HUGE! I used de seeded regular tomatoes, because I was out of romas, as well. I added a tiny bit of salt, to help bring out some of the flavors. I think the dressing compliments the beans and the veggies quite nicely. I subbed agave for the maple syrup as well. I used half of a giant cucumber, and next time will use the whole thing. I am eating this as we speak, before even letting it sit, because it is that good. I can't wait to have this at lunch break tonight!


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  • Calories
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 19.7 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 9.9 g
  • 40%
  • Protein
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 416 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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