Broad Bean Salad with Feta and Almonds

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Broad beans, also known as fava beans, are sweet, tender and delicious pod beans with a smooth creamy texture. This is a lovely summer salad which can be eaten on its own or as an accompaniment to any meaty main dishes.

Broad Bean Salad with Feta and Almonds

adapted from BBC Good Food
  • 100 g Broad beans, podded weight
  • 1 handful Cilantro or parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 Shallot, finely chopped
  • 50 g Feta cheese, cubed
  • 1 tbsp Lemon-scented olive oil
  • 50 g Almonds, skin on
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  1. Briefly cook the broad beans in simmering water, drain and refresh in cold water. Squeeze them out of their grey outer pods, if you want.
  2. Put the cilantro in a bowl, add the shallot and feta. Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan and toast the almonds, add a little salt to the pan, toss, then add the cilantro mix along with the beans. Dress with the lemon juice.

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105 comments:

Mich PieceofCake 2/8/13 05:38

Love this delicious salad with feta and almonds. The combination sounds perfect together.

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suhaina aji 2/8/13 05:56

The salad looks yumm and i love that refreshing bright color of it..nice clicks dear.

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Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 2/8/13 06:35

Such a beautiful salad Angie! Delicious. :)

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kitchen flavours 2/8/13 06:40

A beautiful, refreshing salad!

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OohLookBel 2/8/13 07:36

Excellent timing with this post, Angie. I have some feta that I need to use up, and this is an excellent way to do it =)

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Ann Low 2/8/13 07:44

WOW! another beautiful refreshing salad. Simple delicious!

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Veena Theagarajan 2/8/13 08:08

Nice Salad Angie.. Nice clicks too

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Wer SAHM 2/8/13 08:29

inviting and colorful salad....

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 2/8/13 08:45

Scrumptious! A fresh and tasty summer salad.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Lite Home Bake 2/8/13 09:55

Another healthy salad, love how green it is :)

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Emma @ Fork and Good 2/8/13 10:12

Angie! You have no idea how helpful this post is, my nan has just given me a big bag of broad beans from her allotment and I've been scratching my head with what to do with them. Perfect!

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Jasna Varcakovic 2/8/13 10:41

I don't have many recipes with (loved) broad beans; bookmarked with thanks. Have a good weekend Angie!

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Ashley 2/8/13 12:19

Oooo this salad sounds so good! Especially with the feta and lemon juice! Perfect for summer : ) Have a wonderful weekend Angie!

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thecompletecookbook 2/8/13 12:23

What an inviting salad Angie! So lovely for this unexpected warm weather we are having at the moment.
:-) Mandy xo

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Asmita 2/8/13 12:56

Gorgeous salad Angie. Just love that bright green color too.

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Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 2/8/13 13:01

What a pretty salad and I love the flavors and the cilantro. Wish I could find fava beans here. I've never eaten one. I know, it's hard to imagine, but it's true. Hope you have a lovely weekend Angie.
Sam

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Priya Suresh 2/8/13 13:17

Wat a nutritious and healthy food..Very attractive salad;

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Beth 2/8/13 13:30

Your salad looks delicious. I'd love to try it!

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Man Ridwan 2/8/13 13:36

I like that you add shallot in this healthy delicious salad :)

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Trix Middlekauff 2/8/13 13:51

Broad beans ae my absolute favorite bean, this looks SO good!!

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Debra Eliotseats 2/8/13 14:36

I have never prepared fava beans but this salad looks delicious.

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Belinda 2/8/13 14:45

What bright colors! LOVE it!!!

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Daniela Grimburg 2/8/13 15:10

This salad looks so appetizing and fresh, wouldn't mind to have a try right now :)
Thanks for sharing Angie!

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Anne Regalado 2/8/13 16:32

Another wonderful salad , Angie ! The flavor combination sounds delicious !

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Kate@Diethood 2/8/13 17:03

I would inhale this salad instantly! I eat fava beans plain, but pairing it with all this deliciousness, including feta?! OH MY LOVE! Beautiful!!

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Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 2/8/13 18:21

I love the flavors in this gorgeous summery salad, Angie! Wonderful dish!

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Vimitha Anand 2/8/13 18:36

Very healthy and greeny salad

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grace 2/8/13 18:54

this salad has components that are crunchy, meaty, salty, refreshing, and vibrant. what a terrific blend!

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Rosita Vargas 2/8/13 19:26

Estupenda ensalada me encantan las habas estaré esperando el verano se ve muy rica,hugs,hugs.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 2/8/13 20:33

Fava beans are my favorite beans! And the rest of the ingredients are all favorites too Angie. You made this salad for me? jaja

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 2/8/13 20:55

Looks great Angie. I've got some white beans soaking. Might have to try a substitute!

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 2/8/13 21:26

Yummmm - I bet that tangy Feta really compliments these smooth beans. Those pods are so pretty! A fresh salad like this really speaks to me. Thanks Angie :)

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Lenia 2/8/13 21:33

A filling salad packed with nutrients!
Love it!

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twodogsinthekitchen 2/8/13 22:42

This sounds healthy and delicious. Feta cheese is one you can't go wrong with too. Have a great weekend Angie!!

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com 2/8/13 22:48

Angie, that looks delicious. I love bean salads but have never tried broad beans. Must do it!

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Barbara 2/8/13 22:56

I love this salad, Angie. It would be good with edamame too!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 2/8/13 23:42

So summery!! And I love the lemon scented olive oil in this recipe :)

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Gerry @Foodness Gracious 3/8/13 01:47

I'm seeing feta everywhere and I like it, an awesome cheese and this is an awesome salad!!

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Gloria Baker 3/8/13 02:24

I love this Angie!! have a nice weekend!!

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Martha@SeasideSimplicity 3/8/13 02:33

Looks scrumptious Angie! Thanks for stopping by with your nice comment regarding my son. We are hanging in there :)

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Amy 3/8/13 05:59

This is truly a refreshing and healthful salad. I love the bright flavor of lemon contrasting the creamy beans. :)

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Helene Dsouza 3/8/13 13:26

We usualy boil those fava beans and dip them in salt, that's it. My dad loves them, maybe he would enjoy your scrumptious salad too Angie!

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Esther Lau 3/8/13 14:45

Hi Angie, I love this salad especially you're using the broad beans, yummy! :)

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motherrimmy 3/8/13 15:30

What a healthy salad. Perfect for these warmer days. I've never seen lemon scented olive oil. I bet it would be great for seafood dishes.

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motherrimmy 3/8/13 15:33

What a healthy salad. Perfect for these warmer days. I've never seen lemon scented olive oil. I bet it would be great for seafood dishes.

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mjskit 3/8/13 16:53

This is interesting because I've always thought that fava beans took forever to cook. You say to cook briefly. Obviously my thinking was wrong. It's one of the reasons why I've stayed away from them, but now that I've seen you delicious looking salad and that you say to cook briefly, maybe I should get over it and give them a try. I love lima beans and just about any type of beans, so your salad looks quite appealing. Gorgeous pics Angie!

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lena 3/8/13 17:51

i dont know how broad beans taste like but i really like how beautiful and green the salad is!

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Nisa Homey 3/8/13 17:51

Summer in a bowl?? love your pictures too.

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Violeta Pasat 3/8/13 20:34

Angie,what a lovely salad.I love feta cheese and I usually make lettuce and tomato salad with feta cheese but your salad looks delicious.I must try it!
have a nice week-end!

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Tessa @ Feral Kitchen 3/8/13 21:14

I love that salad! Easy, light and healthy! Beautiful too! Have a wonderful day Angie!

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Liz Berg 3/8/13 22:49

I would just make this my meal! What a marvelous combination of flavors and textures!

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Julia | JuliasAlbum.com 3/8/13 22:51

I love fava beans, but I don't think I ever had them fresh - only canned version. Your recipe looks very refreshing, very much like Summer!

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Patty Price 3/8/13 23:08

Love fresh fava beans-wish they didn't take so long to prepare ;) Beautiful photos Angie-great looking salad!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 4/8/13 00:13

This is one bean I have never tasted. For some reason I haven't seen them available here. I would love to try them one day! This is a beautiful and delicious-sounding salad.

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Lora CakeDuchess 4/8/13 04:30

When we were in Italy last month, we all went with my in-laws to their farm to pick fava. Oh my goodness...there were so many! This would've been a perfect salad to make with them and I now miss them after seeing your salad:)

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wenn 4/8/13 05:32

I surely love this salad!

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Chaya 4/8/13 09:04

I was going to ask you what a broad bean was but you beat me to it. The photos are outstanding and this is our kind of salad. I never leave here without a bunch of delicious recipes. Thanks.

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cquek 4/8/13 09:42

This entire post is pure magic. The photos are absolutely gorgeous and the recipe is very curious. I can't wait to get my hands on some

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sophiesfoodiefiles 4/8/13 14:04

I mad this fabulous green tasty dish & loved it so much! I just gave you an AWARD!!! YEAHHHHH8 You can read all about it here: http://sophiesfoodiefiles.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/awards-spinach-courgettes-smoked-tofu/

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 4/8/13 16:25

Oh my gosh, I love Fava beans and this is such a beautiful recipe...

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Jeannie Tay 4/8/13 18:20

I remember fava beans as hard and crunchy not in salads, this looks delicious!

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Koko 4/8/13 18:23

This looks sooo fresh and awesome!

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Karen (Back Road Journal) 4/8/13 20:10

I wish I could get fava beans here in Maine. Your salad sounds so good...I might try using lima beans as a substitute even though they won't be near as good.

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eatgood4life.blogspot.com 4/8/13 22:32

This looks magnificent. I just made something similar but yours looks way way better :-)

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Natalie G 4/8/13 23:37

Healthy and lots of great flavor!

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The Yum List 5/8/13 01:51

I recently found frozen broad beans in our local supermarket and have been wondering about more interesting ways to use them. Thanks for the recipe.

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Reeni Pisano 5/8/13 01:52

If ever a salad were mouth-watering Angie this is it! LOVE everything about it! My favorite flavors.

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 5/8/13 02:24

These photos are gorgeous, Angie! I could eat salads like this all summer long.

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easyfoodsmith 5/8/13 12:46

The salad is looks healthy and so lovely; its strength is its simplicity. Lovely clicks.

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Joanne 5/8/13 14:12

This salad is beautiful! A mix of so many great flavors!

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Jeanette 5/8/13 15:28

Love how fresh and light this salad sounds. Beautiful Angie!

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Stephanie @ henry happened 5/8/13 16:57

can I just say you how much I love feta in salads? this looks refreshing and delicious!

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Peggy G. 5/8/13 19:58

What a perfect bean salad =)

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The Squishy Monster 5/8/13 23:06

salty, crunchy, savory...YUM! I love how you spend colors, textures and flavors together, Angie!

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Juliana 6/8/13 00:10

Beautiful and tasty salad Angie...and so simple to make...I love the goat cheese in it...yum!
Have a great week ahead :D

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Norma Chang 6/8/13 01:30

A simple yet healthy and delicious salad.

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Elisabeth Foodandthrift 6/8/13 04:15

Angie, I love fava beans, and we had so much of it in Italy this summer. Your salad is so fresh, and totally awesome, and delicious!

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noobcook 6/8/13 07:34

really healthy and green!

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My Kitchen Stories. 6/8/13 09:49

This is a beautiful looking salad Angie very Pinterest worthy

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Shirley Tay 6/8/13 15:57

I used to have the unhealthy broad beans version when I was a kid - the deep-fried ones as snacks! Now this is a much better version :)

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Monica 6/8/13 16:15

I'd love a bowl of this lovely salad right now!

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Chitz 6/8/13 16:47

That's such a healthy looking salad !!

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Pam 6/8/13 17:56

Great combination of flavors and textures in this salad. It looks delicious!

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My Inner Chick 6/8/13 19:31

This should be called "Beautiful Salad!"

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tigerfish 6/8/13 23:51

I do enjoy fava beans but it has been a while since I have them. I recall cooking the fava beans was not easy, maybe just time-consuming. How long did you take to simmer the beans? I think I tried removing the grey outer pods the last time - that is why they took quite some time to prepare.

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Velva 7/8/13 02:19

Look at those beans!!!! Holy cow.

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Dawn Yucuis 7/8/13 05:18

This is a wonderful looking salad. I love the flavors.

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Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes 7/8/13 05:22

A simple yet nutritious salad. Think these are the same type of broad beans which are fried and sold here.

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Angie Schneider 7/8/13 05:26

@tigerfish The broad beans I bought were fresh and they don't need more than 5 mins to cook...I actually even ate them RAW! After poaching in salted water for 2-3 mins, I transferred them in cold water and removed the grey shells....it's not necessary, but they look better.

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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 7/8/13 16:16

This is totally going on the menu, but substituting some Parmesan cheese on top. Can't wait!

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Rachel Cotterill 7/8/13 19:30

This looks amazing - so fresh and summery :)

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The Duo Dishes 8/8/13 05:55

Bright and beautiful salad! The use of feta is primo.

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Cass @foodmyfriend 9/8/13 04:57

Best combo Angie. Stunning shots of it as well!

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Chris Scheuer 11/8/13 00:27

Angie, this looks wonderful and is the most beautiful, vibrant green. It just screams delicious!

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Suja Md 11/8/13 06:25

Salads are always a welcoming dish, double surprise it is with broad beans..Love it!!

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Choclette 11/8/13 16:56

Ooh my that dish looks so fresh and delicious. I've really missed broad beans this year as we didn't get around to planting them in time.

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Amelia 12/8/13 08:42

Hi Angie, your salad look awesome. Great appetizer! You're always very good in presentation, very creative ideas. :)

Have a lovely week ahead.

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Vicki Bensinger 13/8/13 18:49

This sounds like a lovely salad and so healthy and light. I haven't cooked broad beans in years. I'll have to try your recipe.

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Chris @TalesofaKitchen 14/8/13 02:22

Oh I bookmarked this! I love broad beans. Will try this salad when they'll be in season again.

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Holland Folay 17/8/13 08:10

This broad bean salad with feta almonds is perfect this upcoming fall because it's a healthy vegetable recipe

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Bread and Companatico 18/8/13 23:31

lovely salad... now I know what to do with fresh fava beans!

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Ann Jones 21/8/13 17:02

I love feta, it has such a nice flavor. Your beans are beautiful!

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