Fava Bean, Walnut and Orange Salad

We enjoyed this bright tasty salad this evening as part of our dinner meal. The combination of orange with the favas and walnuts is very nice, and was especially enhanced by the dressing with mustard and sesame oil.

Fava Bean, Walnut and Orange Salad

Serving Size: 4


  • 12 ounces shelled fava beans (broad beans), blanched and skins removed
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted
  • 3 oranges, peeled and sectioned

for the dressing:

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

Fava Bean, Walnut and Orange Salad


  1. Blanch the fava beans and remove their skins.
  2. Place in a medium bowl.
  3. Chop the walnuts and add to the fava beans.
  4. Remove the peel from the oranges and cut the sections from the orange. Cut each section in half.
  5. Add the orange pieces to the beans and walnuts.
  6. Make the salad dressing by combining the ingredients.
  7. Add a bit to the salad and ix lightly, reserving the rest of the salad dressing to be served individually at the table.
  8. We enjoyed this tasty salad on a bed of iceberg lettuce.


If fava beans are not available, you could substitute lima beans or edamame.