Have you tried fava or broad beans? These little guys are totally delicious and add a great heartiness and earthy flavor to a wide variety of dishes, while also adding some awesome plant-based protein. Change it up from your basic black beans or kidney beans and check out fava beans with these 10 tasty recipes that we found on our Food Monster App!
1. Fava Bean Quinoa Salad
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Isn’t this a gorgeous salad? These fava beans are green goddess. They are beautiful and taste so good too! Give them a try in this super satisfying Fava Bean Quinoa Salad from Kimmy Murphy. C’mon, you know you wanna!
2. Aginares me Koukia: Greek Stewed Artichokes With Fava Beans
This Aginares me Koukia: Greek Stewed Artichokes With Fava Beans recipe from Kiki Vagianos is quick, easy, and perfect to make on a busy night. The flavors from the simple, pre-cooked ingredients blend seamlessly to form a light meal that is super tasty. Plus, stewed artichokes with fava beans are delicious hot and are lovely served at room temperature so they make great leftovers!
3. Fava Salad With Agretti Shiso Dressing
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Impress your guests with this beautiful and flavorful Fava Salad With Agretti Shiso Dressing from Alena Grahn! Nestled inside of a ring of sliced cucumbers, you’ll find plump agretti leaves, bright green fava beans, and sun-dried tomatoes. Drizzled with aromatic shiso dressing and garnished with edible flowers this salad is almost too pretty to eat…almost.
4. Cilantro Lemon Fava Beans
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5. Broad Bean Dip
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Spring is just around the corner so here is something light and fresh to welcome the warmer weather. This Broad Bean Dip from Melissa Tedesco plays with those natural, grassy, and earthy flavors of the broad beans and enhances them with lemon and coriander. It’s perfect as a dip or spread.
6. Miso Zoodle Soup With Fava Beans and Greens
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Regular old noodle soup is an amazingly comforting food, but this all-veggie version is refreshing and revitalizing as well! Spiralized zucchini noodles stand in for traditional wheat or rice noodles and it has a little zing from a sprinkling of chili flakes, making this Miso Zoodle Soup With Fava Beans and Greens from Jenny Mustard a perfect dish to eat on a day where you need a healthy and nourishing pick-me-up.
7. Fava Bean Mayonnaise
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This Fava Bean Mayonnaise from Lenia Patsi is made from a surprising ingredient: fava beans! With simple seasonings and great flavor, throw a batch of this in your fridge for a spread to put on any sandwich that needs a little extra topping, or for any other mayonnaise needs!
8. Fried Broad Beans With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Thyme, and Mustard
Beans are served in so many different ways around the world, but beans on toast is really a game changer. These Fried Broad Beans With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Thyme, and Mustar from Magdalena Pienkos don’t HAVE to be served on toast, but they really should. The herbs really make this dish special and smell fantastic, so be sure to have all of them on hand!
9. Greek Fava
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This is one of the most popular Greek dishes and can be found pretty much at any tavern all over Greece. It’s a very tasty dish and makes a great appetizer or side dish. This Greek Fava from Dimitra Kontou: Chef at ImproV, Blogger at Veglite easy recipe to make too!
10. Fava Beans and Za’atar Potato Salad
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Potatoes are filling, versatile, and just plain delicious. Mix up your traditional potato salad with this Fava Beans and Za’atar Potato Salad recipe from Marta Ansaldo and Mimma Sangiorgio that features caramelized red onion, fava beans, and green olives. The salad is well-seasoned with za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice blend of thyme, sesame seeds, sumac, and more.
For more amazing bean recipes, check out Think You Don’t Like Beans? These 25 Recipes Will Make You Love Them and 15 High-Protein Recipes to Celebrate #NationalBeanDay! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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