Broad Bean Salad

I can’t say enough great things about my friend Shalini and her culinary skills. She has to be the most creative cook I know. Any time I am at a party where Shalini is invited I always look forward to tasting her interesting new veggie dishes. Dinner at our mutual friends Swati and Tarak’s place was one of those occasions when Shalini once again brought a couple of her creative and delicious vegetarian dishes – a broad bean salad and a spicy roasted butternut squash. Both were exceptional. I will post the recipe for her spicy butternut squash soon, here I am sharing Shalini’s delicious broad bean salad recipe which is easy to make and requires minimal effort.

Broad Bean Salad
recipe courtesy of Shalini

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans broad beans drained and rinsed. Broad beans are also known at fava beans.
  • 1 zucchini cut into small chunks
  • 4 pink radishes thinly sliced
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • 1 avocado
  • Yellow Mustard vinaigrette
    • 1 tsp Yellow mustard
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • Salt & pepper

Directions:

  • Make yellow mustard vinaigrette.  Set aside. Yellow mustard salad dressing recipe and instructions
  • In a salad bowl toss together broad beans, zucchini, tomatoes, radish and vinaigrette. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Right before serving salad cut 1 avocado and gently toss in salad. Serve right away.

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