Mediterranean Bean Salad

I recently stumbled across cans of large fava beans at an international grocery store and was inspired to make this dish. If you can’t find fava beans at a store near you, you can order them on online or substitute with lima or cannellini beans. This is the perfect meal to make when you do not really feel like cooking. With just a little slicing, rinsing and assembling, you can have a healthy and delicious meal ready in less than 10 minutes. This is my kind of meal to enjoy on the patio while taking in the beautiful spring weather. 

Salad Dressing Ingredients:
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of salt and pepper

Salad Ingredients:
1 head Romaine lettuce
1 medium cucumber
½ red onion
⅓ cup green olives
1 pint cherry tomatoes
15 ounce can fava beans
15 ounce can garbanzo beans
Feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Combine all salad dressing ingredients in a mason jar with a secure fitting lid and shake until evenly combined.
  2. Wash and chop lettuce leaves and set aside.
  3. Slice cucumbers, red onion and green olives and set aside.
  4. Rinse and drain both types of beans and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients except the feta. Drizzle with salad dressing and toss to combine. Plate salads and top with feta cheese before serving.