Fava Bean & Couscous Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

Fava Bean & Couscous Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fava beans, fresh, dried or canned (for how to cook, see this NYT article)
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1 small tomato, cored, seeded and diced (I used a yellow tomato)
  • 1/2 cup couscous (any type), cooked according to package directions
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped

Dressing:

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 T. red wine vinegar
  • 1 T. tahini
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely minced into a paste
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, gently combine fava beans, olives, tomato and couscous.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, cumin and garlic. Whisk in tahini and olive oil in a stream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add dressing to fava/couscous mixture and toss to coat (be sure not to overdress). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill before serving.
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