This is a very delicious salad. Fava beans are know to be very healthy and may help combat Parkinsons’s disease. The walnut miso dressing is especially nice with this salad.

Corn and Fava Bean Salad with Walnut-Miso Dressing

Serving Size: 4


  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted, and ground
  • 3 cups fava beans, shelled, blanched and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons light miso
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely grated

Corn and Fava Bean Salad with Walnut-Miso Dressing


  1. Toast and grind the walnuts. Save a few pieces as garnish.
  2. Mix the prepared corn and fava beans in a large salad bowl.
  3. Chop the red onion and add to the beans and corn.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the miso, mirin, balsamic vinegar, agave oil and and ginger until smooth.
  5. Add the ground walnuts and stir until well-combined. You may need a few tablespoons of water to thin the dressing.
  6. Taste and adjust accordingly.
  7. Transfer the salad to a serving dish and garnish with some of the chopped walnuts and red onion.
  8. Serve the dressing on the side for each to serve themselves.