Fava bean, cucumber and hijiki salad

by Alice on maggio 21, 2010

Fava bean, cucumber and hijiki salad


4-5 handfuls of fava beans
1 and a half handfuls of hijiki seaweeds, soaked in filtered water for 15-20 minutes, then cooked in boiling water for another 15 minutes, drained, rinsed under cold running water and drained again
1 cucumber, cleaned and cut into small sticks
4-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons tamari
juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
a pinch of whole sea salt
a pinch of chili powder
fresh basil, cleaned and chopped, to taste

Makes 2 servings.


In a salad bowl, mix the fava beans with the hijiki and the cucumber. Add the olive oil, tamari, lemon, salt, chili and basil and toss gently until thoroughly coated. Refrigerate to chill for about 10-15 minutes before serving.

Posted in: beans and legumes,gluten-free,lunch-box,picnic,salads,savoury,spring,summer,vegetables

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bianca- Vegan Crunk maggio 21, 2010 alle 09:01

I’ve never tried hijiki, but I really want to learn to love sea veggies. They’re so darn good for you!

2 Kristi Rimkus maggio 21, 2010 alle 11:56

I have never tried fava beans, but I understand they are very healthy. I love how colorful this dish is!

3 Kasey maggio 21, 2010 alle 15:30

MMM, this sounds so refreshing, and I have been obsessing over fava beans lately!

4 Koek! maggio 24, 2010 alle 01:59

Beautiful. Love the shades of green…

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