Fava Beans & Yellow Squash Salad

Serves 4

Preparation time:

50 minutes for fresh fava beans

10 minutes for canned fava beans.


2.5 pounds of Fresh fava beans (in the pods), or 1 can ( if you chose to use canned fava beans)

2 Small yellow squash gourds

3 Tbsp. olive oil

2 Tsp. Fresh ground cumin

Salt to taste


Split the pods open by twisting them backward, to extract the beans . Cover the beans with water and boil them for 45 minutes on medium-high heat. Drain the boiling water away. – skip this step if you are using canned beans -

Wash the yellow squash, cut each one in eight lengthwise or as desired. Cut out the seeds .

In a skillet, heat the olive oil on low-medium heat for 1 minute. Add the boiled fava beans, yellow squash, salt and cumin. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve warm or cold.


After you scoop the fava beans off the skillet, toast two slices of bread in the remaining olive oil for 5 minutes, and serve them with the fava beans.