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Fava Bean Salad With Radish and Shaved Fennel

    Fava Beans combined with shaved fennel and radish create a delicious salad for all to enjoy.

    Fava Bean Salad With Radish and Shaved Fennel

    In honor of the warm weather, I am sharing a delicious salad recipe made with bright, green fava beans (also known as broad beans.)  You’ve probably seen them sprouting up at your farm stand – they come in long, thick pea pods and look like gigantic green beans. Similar to English peas, you need to shell them before you can prepare them.

    One catch: you have to shell them twice! Once they are boiled, you will have to remove the outer layer to reveal the tender, sweet fava bean. For a simple and easy guide on preparing fava beans, check out this easy to follow guide on Tori Avri’s website..

    It’s worth the time, I promise. Get the kids involved! It’s fun and it’s a sign of Spring (and Summer!)

    Your fork is waiting.

    Fava, Radish and Shaved Fennel Salad

    Fava Bean Salad With Radish and Shaved Fennel

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    Fava Beans combined with shaved fennel and radish create a delicious salad for all to enjoy.
    PREP: 15 mins
    TOTAL: 15 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 2 c fava beans (prepared)
    • 1 medium red onion (thinly sliced)
    • 1 fennel bulb (shaved or thinly sliced)
    • 4 radishes (thinly sliced)
    • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tbs lemon juice
    • ¼ c fresh mint (minced)
    • 2 tbs fresh basil (julienned)
    • salt and pepper to taste


    • To prepare fava beans, check out this amazing step-by-step guide on Tori Avey’s  website. They only take a few minutes to cook but you may want to recruit the kids to help you shell and peel – it’s fun! 
    • Once cooked, add fava beans to a medium bowl and combine with red onion, fennel and radishes.
    • Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, mint, basil and salt/pepper to taste.


    Nutritional Information (per serving): 156 calories, 3.8 g fat, .5 g sat fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 25 g carb, 6.9 g fiber, 7.6 g protein (Excellent source of Vitamin C, good source Iron.)


    Serving: 1gCalories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 7.6gFat: 3.8gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 32mgFiber: 6.9g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. Liz,
      Thanks for this recipe! I’ve added it to the Farm Fresh Feasts Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient, a resource for folks who love to eat from the farm share.
      I appreciate it!

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