Fava bean salad recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook
  • 100 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Fava (or broad) beans have a creamy texture and sweet flavour that pairs well with rich and salty ingredients like bacon, anchovies and pecorino cheese. Try them in this healthy salad recipe with garlic, lemon zest, fresh tomato and slivers of crispy prosciutto. 

Blanch the beans in a pan
 of boiling water for 1-2 minutes, then drain and refresh under cold water. Drain, then pod.


In a pan, heat the oil, garlic, lemon zest and juice and tomato. Add the broad beans and cook for 1-2 minutes, until warmed through; season.


Meanwhile, fry the prosciutto in a dry frying pan until crisp. Roughly chop and toss through the bean mixture. Serve.

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  • Ingredients

  • 500g (16oz) fresh or frozen broad beans
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested, plus 2 tbsp juice
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 4 slices prosciutto
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  • Energy 419kj 100kcal 5%
  • Fat 5.5g 8%
  • Saturates 1.1g 6%
  • Sugars 1.7g 2%
  • Salt 0.7g 11%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 6g Protein 7.1g Fibre 4.9g

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