Fava bean hummus
A delicious and easy hummus recipe made using dried fava beans.
Servings 4 people
- 250 g dried split fava beans
- One lemon juiced
- 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Pinch sea salt to taste
Place 250g dried fava beans* in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for between 20-50 minutes until soft. Mine took 30 minutes. Add more water to the pan as you go if needed.
Drain the beans when cooked and allow to cool.
Place your cooked fava beans in a food processor with the juice of one lemon, 2 tablespoons tahini, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of sea salt.
Process to a thick paste.
Add a spoonful of water and continue processing. Carry on with this process until you have the consistency you like.
Taste and add more salt if needed.
Serve immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days.**
- *See notes above about soaking and cooking dried fava beans.
- **Please note that the garlic taste will get more intense the longer you leave it.
- Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only.
Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg