Great summer salad for a gathering. The salad is light, yet filling The work involved to use fava beans wasn't worth it. I will use edamame next time.
Summer Bean Salad
ShelleyK Posted: 07/04/13
LoriLehr Posted: 05/26/14
This was outstanding! I used Trader Joe' s yellow haricots vert and edamame. Steamed the haricots and prepared the edamame according to the package. (Chill immediately after preparation). Substituted shallots for red onion. The finely diced shallots were added to the first dressing to soften and mellow. I am a disciple of Penzey's spices. I used Sunny Paris in both dressings. I am also a fan of balancing acid with sweet. So a touch of Splenda was added to both dressings. MOST IMPORTANTLY.....fold in the freshness of fresh basil at the end! Winner, winner........well you know the rest!!!
Dorseyl Posted: 07/08/14
I loved this simple bean salad! It tasted to summery with that burst of citrus and fresh herbs and it was incredibly simple to make. I substituted edamame because they didn't have fava beans at the store -- I knew I should've bought some at the Farmers' Market last weekend! -- and it worked out perfectly. The mayo mixture that gets drizzled on top is not to be skipped!
bjane1 Posted: 08/05/14
Loved the flavors and mix of beans. I used green beans due to an abundance in the garden. Made cashew cream rather than using mayo since we are vegan leaning. My brother-in-law planted fava beans this year so we used those; I agree, edamame would be much simpler and just as good.