Fava Bean Quinoa Salad

Happy Canada Day!!! What better way to celebrate than a delicious summer salad?

IMG_2185Isn’t this a gorgeous summer salad? I am totally digging all of the awesomely vibrant produce at the market right now.

Like fava beans!!!



These are green goddesses in my opinion. They are beautiful and taste so good! They are a little time consuming to prep, but well worth the effort.

Never tried making fresh fava beans before? Check out how to prepare fava beans. It’s just a few, simple steps. Shuck your beans out of their wrapper. Blanch them for 5 minutes, then let them sit in a cold, ice bath. Then you can either sautée, boil, steam, or have ’em as is like me.

Fava Bean Quinoa Salad (makes 3-4 servings)

2 handfuls of fresh fava beans (see prep instructions above)

1 cup of cooked quinoa, cooled

1 handful of fresh mint, finely chopped

2 small tomatoes, chopped (I used yellow for colour)

2 persian cucumbers, chopped

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 tbsp of olive oil

the juice of half of a lemon

a sprinkle of salt & pepper to taste

Start by chopping up your veggies. Add them to a bowl with the quinoa, garlic, mint, olive oil, lemon juice & salt and pepper to allow it to marinade while you get the fava beans ready.

IMG_2181Once your fava beans are ready – add them into the salad.


So pretty! Stir it up and enjoy. I find it tastes better after sitting in the fridge a few hours, so I made mine in the morning to enjoy that afternoon for lunch. It tasted even better as leftovers over the next couple of days.


Happy Birthday Canada =D

I am of course sharing this lovely creation with my fav bloghops: Plant Based Potluck Party & Healthy Vegan Fridays.

5 thoughts on “Fava Bean Quinoa Salad

  1. Those fava beans look delicious! I’ve never actually had them before. Ever. I need to find them here in Australia (or maybe grow my own when it gets a bit warmer!). In the meantime, I’m going to be making this salad but I’ll sub the fava beans for some other beans :)

    1. They are tough to find fresh fava beans. I think dried ones would work too or canned. I would love to see you try to grow them!! Chickpea beans would be good! Thanks Kyra =)

  2. Hi Kimmy,
    This is my kind of comfort food! With hearty, delectable ingredients like these, I will be
    making this delectable dish for friends and family quite often. Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious Fava Bean Quinoa Salad recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I appreciate it and I’m pinning and sharing.

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