Warm Fava, Feta and Tomato Salad

Who doesn’t like Fava Beans? I think a lot of people don’t but it may be just not having the right recipe.

Did you know that Fava beans are filled with nutrition and a great source of lean protein? Also known as broad beans, they have no saturated fat or cholesterol and contain a high concentration of thiamin, vitamin K, vitamin B-6, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc and magnesium.

This is another Mediterranean influenced dish which takes your palate through many surprising textures and tastes. The tomatoes are pan roasted in olive oil and garlic and a hint of red chillies which is the base of making this a warm salad. Make sure you get good Feta especially if you can make the trip to the local Mediterranean grocey store and explore the varieties.

Fava Beans with Roasted Tomatoes and Feta
Fava Beans with Roasted Tomatoes and Feta

You can serve is as a starter course with pita or as a side dish. It pairs well with a spicy main dish.

I am giving the measurements below but they really can be adjusted to taste as you go.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of shelled and cooked Fava beans ( I used the organic frozen precooked bag from the local store)
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 chunk of Feta cheese cut in cubes
  • 1 cup Pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • Crushed Red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder(optional)
  • Chopped dill – approx 1/2 cup
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Putting it together:

In a large pan, add some olive oil, garlic and chillies and cook for a minute. Add the tomatoes and let them brown a little. They need to stay whole so do not over cook. Add the cooked fava beans, cumin powder(if using) and olives and heat through until combined

Add the Feta as you turn the heat off and combine. Mix in the chopped dill and salt/pepper. Serve at room temperature and enjoy!

Fava Beans with Roasted Tomatoes2

9 thoughts on “Warm Fava, Feta and Tomato Salad”

  1. I just love healthy dishes loaded with flavour! Yours really fits the bill! Such vibrant colour too! I’m so happy that you joined us at FF and that you treated us to such a lovely salad! 😀

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  2. I LOVE fava beans!! I just made a lovely side dish that incorporated them with asparagus- the bag I bought had shelled beans- but they had to be cooked and then popped out of the inside shell. So much work! (only for a special meal over here….) Were you able to buy them ready to eat?!?! Nice.

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    1. Hi Josette…I love fava beans too now, my new favorite 🙂 I bought the ready to eat bag at the local Trader Joe’s store. I think you may also find them at Whole Foods. Hope you find them…does take the work out of it!

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