A Middle Eastern recipe featuring fava beans!
2 cups dried fava beans (preferably blanched and pre-peeled)
6 cups water
4 TBSP + of olive oil
½ onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
½ tsp turmeric
½ lemon, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
tomato, diced (optional)
black olives, pitted (optional)
sliced boiled eggs, sliced or fried egg (optional if not vegan)
breads, pita, cucumber slices etc. for serving
Bring fava beans and water to pressure and cook 40 minutes if using pressure cooker. If not using pressure cooker, on stove top, cook until beans begin to fall apart and are soft. Set aside. If the beans are not pre-peeled, see packaging for cooking/shelling directions.
Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until onions are translucent. Add beans and spices and continue to cook until soft and warmed through. As you stir, the beans may break up and mash. That’s fine! When the beans are complete, add lemon juice and mash with a fork or potato masher until they are mashed but still chunky (more chunky than hummus).
Garnish each serving with (optional) diced tomatoes, olives and/or egg, and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with toasted breads, pita, cucumber slices, or just a fork!