Fava Bean Hummus

Fava Bean Hummus

Makes 3 1/2 cups

The trick with dried fava beans is building in time to let them soak overnight and then peel off their outer shells. Once this is complete they are exceptional in a creamy hummus perfect for dipping veggies or pita.

  • 2 cups dried fava beans
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon tahini
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
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Place beans in a large bowl with enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Let soak overnight. Drain soaked beans. Remove outer shell from each fava bean and discard. Place peeled beans in a large saucepot. Cover by 2 inches with cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, until beans are very tender, about 30 minutes. Drain beans and place in the bowl of a food processor.

Add oil, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, oregano and salt and process until puréed.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: about 2 tablespoons, 25 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 1g protein
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