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Fava bean hummus

A delicious and easy hummus recipe made using dried fava beans.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword fava bean hummus
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 146kcal


  • 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
  • Water


  • 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.**


  1. *See notes above about soaking and cooking dried fava beans.
  2. **Please note that the garlic taste will get more intense the longer you leave it.
  3. 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