This salad offers a very special combination of flavors. we do hope you will try it.

Fava Bean Honeydew Salad

Serving Size: 4


  • 1 ripe honeydew melon
  • 1&1/2 cups fava beans, shelled cooked and skinned
  • 1/2 cup sweet spicy Thai sauce
  • 4 ounces soy cheese, grated


If using fresh favas, remove them from the pods, cooked them, for 5-10 minutes then into cold water.
When the favas are cooled, remove the outer skin from the bean. If using frozen favas, thaw, cook for short time then into cold water and remove the skins.
Set the prepared favas aside in a bowl until ready to make the salads.

to make the honeydew slices:
Slice the honeydew, remove the seeds and trim the outer skin away.
If you prefer balls, then cut the melon in half ad using a melon baller cut the balls.

Grate the soy cheese, and pour the Thai hot and sweet sauce into a serving carafe.

Arrange the melon slices or balls wit the fava on individual serving plates.
Sprinkle with soy cheese and dot some sauce around here and there (on the plate).
The carafe with the sauce can be brought to the table for individuals to help themselves.


As an alternative to fava beans, edamame or limas can be used.
I make my own sweet hot sauce using sambal ulek, rice vinegar and a bit of male syrup.
Sometimes, I use a vegan “store-bought” sauce or, you can also make your own from this nice recipe.