Fava Bean Chickpea Salad


This light and refreshing salad is packed with plant-based protein and Middle Eastern flavors! It’s bursting with fresh ingredients, tangy lemon juice, and the earthy goodness of chickpeas and fava beans. Not only is it incredibly tasty, but it’s also a great source of fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunchtime meal or a healthy side dish to round out your dinner, this lemony and fresh salad is sure to become a new favorite in your recipe collection.

Fava Bean Chickpea Salad

Dalia Beydoun, MS, RD
This plant based salad is loaded with fiber, color, zesty lemon, and fresh parsley.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 can fava beans
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 bunch parsley chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Drain the chickpeas and fava beans using a colander and rinsing thoroughly under cold water.
  • Fill a medium-sized pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add the chickpeas and beans to the pot and cook for approximately 10-20 minutes or until they have reached the desired softness.
  • While the legumes are cooking, prepare the vegetables by chopping them into bite-sized pieces.
  • Once the chickpeas and fava beans are fully cooked, drain any excess water and combine them with the chopped vegetables in a mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle the salad with freshly squeezed lemon juice, high-quality olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the salad on its own or as a side dish with warm lavash bread for an authentic Middle Eastern dining experience.


If you’d like a substitute for fava beans because you are unable to find fava beans or simply prefer to use a different legume in this recipe, chickpeas on its own or even cannellini beans make great substitutes. Simply swap out the fava beans for an equal amount of your preferred legume and enjoy all the delicious flavors and benefits of this Middle Eastern-inspired salad.
Keyword plant based

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