Lupini, Fava Beans and Lemon Snack

Lupini beans have always been a staple snack given out in Arabic households. Make sure to remove the beans from the brine and soak them overnight, as they will be excessively salty!

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes (without soaking lupini beans)


  • 400g flat lupini beans- tinned in brine
  • 400g canned fava beans
  • 1 large lemon
  • Cumin powder to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander as garnish


  1. Remove lupini beans from brine and soak in water overnight to remove excess salt.
  2. Once soaked, measure around 400g of lupini beans and place in a bowl.
  3. Open canned fava beans and wash until clean. Add fava beans to bowl
  4. Peel lemon, ensuring leaving the white rind on and chop into square chunks. Add these into the bowl.
  5. Mix the bowl together.
  6. Serve with cumin powered and salt sprinkled on top.
  7. Garnish with coriander for a pop of colour.

Recipe supplied by Rasha Abdo, Student Dietitian from University of Wollongong

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