25 Easy Fava Bean Recipes

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Are you on the hunt for innovative ways to enjoy your fava beans? These fava bean recipes are exactly what you’re looking for.

Favas, also known as broad beans, are a popular food in North Africa and the Middle East.

They’re easily available year-round and an excellent source of dietary fiber and protein.

They can be cooked in a variety of ways, from purees and soups to salads and sides.

So if you’re looking for something new to serve your family, give these recipes a whirl.

 I know you’ll love them!

25 easy fava bean recipes

1. Foul Mudammas

Foul mudammas is a type of Indian dessert that’s made with red chillies and sweets.

It has an insanely delicious flavor, and there are many variations to this recipe.

This recipe makes for one favorite, but if you want to try yours out, feel free to change it up.

What you can’t change is the color of the ingredients.

 If you like your desserts dark, this recipe is definitely for you!

2. Spanish Fava Beans Recipe

I love this recipe, and I know you will too.

 It’s tasty, hearty, and full of flavor.

This dish is a perfect example of how to make a simple bean soup into something special.

All you need is canned beans, onions, bell pepper, garlic, paprika, salt, and lemon juice.

It may not be the most exciting recipe in the world – but it’s one of my favorites!

3. Moroccan Fava Bean Soup

Fava beans are a great way to get more fiber into your diet.

They’re loaded with iron and potassium, so they’ll keep you full until your next meal.

This smooth soup is rich in flavor and perfect for those cold days when you need something warm.

It’s packed with Moroccan spices, which include cinnamon, cumin, and paprika.

Plus, it has some garlic in there too!

It’s a little spicy but oh-so-good.

4. Chickpea And Fava Bean Salad

I know what you’re thinking: this chickpea and fava bean salad is too heavy to eat on a busy weeknight.

And I get it!

But trust me, this salad is full of flavor.

You’ll love the earthy flavors of favas and chickpeas with their subtle sweetness.

 And the freshness of the basil makes everything taste even better.

It also has tons of protein and fiber, making it one healthy side dish that everyone will enjoy.

5. Sicilian Pasta With Fava Beans Recipe

This Sicilian pasta with fava beans is a hearty and flavorful meal.

Fava beans are slightly sweet, brimming with a good amount of fiber.

 They’re also super easy to cook in the microwave.

You’ll need just five ingredients (including fava beans) and 30 minutes of your time.

 It’s one delicious side dish that will satisfy.

6. Lebanese Ful Medames

These soft cookies are made from mashed dates and flavoring ingredients — cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and rosewater.

They’re crunchy on the outside but tender and chewy on the inside.

 One bite of this dessert will leave you craving for more.

The ideal size for making these is about 1.

5 inches across the top.

You can also make them into adorable heart shapes by cutting in half to create a 6-inch cookie.

However you like to eat it, this Lebanese favorite tastes fantastic!

7. Fava Bean Falafel

The only thing better than falafel is when you make them yourself.

It’s so easy to whip up a batch of this delicious, crispy falafel recipe at home!

This recipe is so simple, you can get it finished in no time.

 It’s perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have time to cook.

Besides the healthy ingredients, it has also served as an excellent source of protein.

8. Moroccan Bessara Recipe

This Moroccan snack is a delicious treat that you can try at home with no need to visit a restaurant.

The combination of olive oil, mint, and rosemary gives the bessara its unique flavor profile.

You’ll love how it balances sweet and salty flavors in every bite.

And when you add some pomegranate seeds on top? You’re guaranteed to be sent home with a full stomach!

9. Mexican Fava Bean Soup

There’s really no other way to describe this soup.

 It is, without a doubt, delicious!

The creamy and hearty flavors of the beans make for an irresistible bowl of soup.

And if you don’t love it as much as I do, that just means you need to try this recipe.

It has all the best elements of traditional Mexican cuisine in one delicious bowl.

Seriously, though.

 I can’t get enough of this vibrant dish!

10. Egyptian Bissara

This is a hearty soup made with lamb, potatoes, olive oil, and spices.

It’s slow-cooked for hours until it’s fork tender.

Serve it up with couscous or rice for an extra filling meal that only takes about 20 minutes to make.

11. Fava Bean Stew

If you love the soft and chewy texture of fava beans, you’ll go nuts for this stew.

This hearty meal is so filling and satisfying.

The sauce of garlic, tomato, and onion is bright and insanely flavorful.

And if you can get your hands on a bunch of thick slices of bacon?

Even better!

12. Broad Bean Bruschetta

Brooke has a thing for bruschetta and this recipe is no exception.

The combination of sweet, salty, and savory flavors in this dish makes everyone go gaga (except me).

It’s super juicy and bursting with fresh basil.

The garlic gives it such great sharpness that doesn’t overpower the other ingredients.

Toss your favorite veggies into the pan, then enjoy!

13. Scafata Di Fave

This traditional Sicilian dish is a must-try for any meat lover.

The dough is made from flour, eggs, and grated cheese, and it’s fried until golden brown.

Once cooked, the dough gets folded into balls and deep-fried to perfection.

Serve with arancini rice balls or spaghetti squash!

14. Marinated Fava Beans

This is another simple recipe that’s perfect for a meal on a Budget!

It uses fresh fava beans, olive oil, herbs and spices, lemon juice, and parsley.

It doesn’t take long at all to make and has a light, fresh flavor.

Serve it with some crusty bread or some veggies for dipping.

 It’ll be the hit of your dinner party!

15. Fava Bean Hummus

This recipe is the perfect way to add some oomph to your next party!

With a fragrant garlic/basil combination, this one will definitely be a hit.

But how does it taste? It’s creamy and full of flavor.

 Serve with fresh veggies or chips for dipping.

16. Herby Fava Bean Falafel

This recipe is so good, it will make your tastebuds jump for joy.

I know what you’re thinking – falafel is just a big bag of grated cheddar.

 But that wouldn’t be the first time I’ve heard it.

If you love falafel but don’t love its bland flavor, this recipe might change your mind!

Thick and hearty, these are the perfect partner for a spicy Greek salad or my favorite, hummus.

17. Shawarma Spiced Fava Bean Vegetarian Burger

This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves a good veggie burger.

It’s the perfect combination of flavors and textures, with everything from the fresh herbs to the spice.

I can’t get enough of this burger!

The patties are made with fava beans and sauteed veggies that give them a delicious texture.

Then, they’re topped with a tasty blend of spices.

 It’s a quick meal that tastes as good as it sounds.

For something more filling, serve it on a bun with your favorite toppings.

18. Creamy Foul Moudamas

Foul moudamas are a popular Indian dessert made with yogurt, sugar syrup, and nuts.

 They’re also a great way to get more fiber in your diet.

The sweet and salty flavors of the yogurt and the crunchy walnuts make these dessert stand out.

They’re also topped with a soft coconut topping for added texture.

Like all desserts that have yogurt as their base, they’re absolutely amazing!

19. Rosemary Garlic Marinated Fava Beans

If you love Mediterranean dishes, then you’ll go crazy for this recipe.

 They are fragrant and flavorful, and they’re so easy to make.

You’ll marinate fava beans in a simple mix of rosemary, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Then you toss everything in the oven until the beans are tender.

Serve them with some crusty bread or veggies for an evening meal that is sure to please your palate.

20. Spanish Beans With Tomatoes

As you may know, beans are a staple in Spain.

They’re also super healthy and filling, so they make the perfect side dish or light meal.

This recipe combines Spanish chorizo with white beans, fresh tomatoes, and garlic for a rich and flavorful stew.

To make it more nutritious, serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

 It’s just as delicious!

21. Fava Bean Bruschetta

This recipe will teach you the best way to enjoy fava beans.

Fava beans are a traditional Italian staple that makes for an irresistible appetizer.

They’re especially delicious when paired with bruschetta, which is basically bread smothered in olive oil and garlic.

The fresh herbs really set this dish apart from other similar recipes.

It’s so good, you’ll want to try this recipe again and again!

22. Lemon Garlic Fava Beans & Mushrooms

This dish is a must-try if you’re looking for a vegan and healthy side dish.

The smooth, creamy eggplant and earthy fava beans are the perfect pair.

Throw in some sauteed mushrooms for a little extra flavor, and you have a winner!

Lemon juice and fresh thyme give this dish that bright citrus taste, while the butter adds richness to every bite.

Serve it with rice or pasta for a complete meal.


23. Fava Bean Cookies

If you’re looking for a fun and delicious treat, try these fava bean cookies.

These babies are soft and chewy with a slightly crisp crust on the outside.

 They’re also loaded with lots of flavor.

I love the flavors in these cookies.

 One bite will take your tastebuds on a ride of delight!

24. Fava Bean Brownies

You can’t go wrong with a homemade brownie recipe.

 It just has that warm, comforting feeling that you know is going to be good.

And these are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

Fava beans add nutty flavor and moisture to the batter, and they also add some creaminess to this brownie recipe.

Serve with peanut butter ice cream for the ultimate sweet treat.

25. Fava Bean Veggie Burgers

Veggie burgers never fail to get rave reviews.

They’re so flavorful, filling, and oh-so-chewy that even meat-eaters will go wild for them.

That said, they can be a bit labor-intensive to make.

 If you want an easier alternative, I think these are a great option.

The recipe calls for canned fava beans, but if you have an abundance of fresh beans on hand, feel free to use them instead!

25 easy fava bean recipes

Chickpea and Fava Bean Salad

This vibrant salad is packed with nutrition and will liven up any meal. Feel free to experiment with other ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 60 kcal


  • 1 large bowl


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar any kind
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 can 15.5 ounce chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cups shelled cooked fava beans canned, steamed, or cooked from fresh
  • 2 cups sliced cucumber preferably baby but whatever
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 1 cup halved olives any kind


  • Combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the olives, cucumber, onion, jalapeno, fava beans, chickpeas, and cucumber. Well, toss. I'm done now!





Calories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Chickpea and Fava Bean Salad
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