Recipe: Fava Bean Salad (V)

This is a quick vegan/vegetarian side dish I learned from my Syrian buddy Bilal. I don't know what it is about this dish, but to me all the flavors that I want in a nice bean salad are there and nothing is lacking. This recipe is sure to be a big hit at your next supper club.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

1 ~14oz Can Fava Beans
2 oz onion thin diced
2 tbsp minced fresh flat leaf italian parsley
4 oz quartered grape tomatoes
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

Drain the fava beans and put them in a sauce pan on medium heat. In the mean time combine all of the other ingredients in a bowl. When the beans are heated through add them to the bowl and mix to combine all the ingredients. It's as simple as that. Serve it with some warm pita bread and a side of hot pepper sauce.

Fava beans are pretty hard to find fresh. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen them in the grocery store or farmer's market in my area but, these canned ones will do the job.

--Joe Kwon