Arabic Bean Salad

Warm beans are mixed with garlic, tomatoes and lemon vinaigrette. Cumin completes the flavor and is a must in all bean dishes. This dish makes a healthy tasty breakfast.


  • 1 cup small fava beans
  • 1 cup chick peas
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 cloves mashed garlic
  • 1 chopped green onion (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the beans in their stock in a microwave for 20-30 seconds just to warm them up a little.
  2. Drain from stock and add chopped tomato, parsley, garlic, and onion.
  3. Whisk together lemon, oil, cumin, pepper and salt and add to salt.
  4. Mix well and sever with warm pita bread.