Fava Bean Cakes with Diced Red Peppers and Yogurt

This simple main course pairs favorite Mediterranean flavors and ingredients.

Author:Inspired by Vegetarian Times, 2002.07
Yield:4 servings
Prep time: 00:10
Cook time: 00:10
Category:Main Courses


2 cups fava beans, drained and rinsed
large egg
onion, peeled and diced
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil, plus extra olive oil for frying
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp. white unbleached flour
2 tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1-1/2 cups plain low-fat yogurt, for garnish
red bell pepper, seeded and diced, for garnish


  1. Combine fava beans, egg, onion, garlic, 1 tbsp. olive oil, lemon juice and 1 tbsp. parsley in food processor. Process until coarsely chopped and well combined.
  2. Heat 2 to 3 tbsp. olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. When hot, scoop 1/4 cup bean mixture into oil and repeat until skillet is full. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side, and when firm and slightly brown, turn over to cook on other side. Carefully remove from skillet and place cakes on plates. Repeat with remaining bean mixture until it is used up.
  3. To serve, spoon generous scoops of yogurt over each serving and sprinkle with parsley and diced red pepper; Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts

4 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 120mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 12g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.