Fava Bean and Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x



  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound shelled fava beans
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans
  • extra olive oil for topping


  1. Soak quinoa in water for 15 minutes. Drain, add back to the pot, and add in water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce to a simmer, and let cook for 15 minutes.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic, cooking for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in fava beans, garbanzo beans, and rosemary and reduce heat to medium-low heat. Continue to cook until beans are cooked through, another 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir into cooked quinoa. Dish into bowls and drizzle a olive oil on top. Add cheese if desired (I would recommend feta!)