Fava Bean Hummus

Fava Bean Hummus
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Fava Bean Hummus
Whole Foods Market

Fava Bean Hummus

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 vegetables or pita.

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7
Servings
105
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

Place the beans in a large bowl with enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Let them soak overnight.

Drain the soaked beans. Remove the outer shell from each fava bean and discard. Place the peeled beans in a large saucepot. Cover with cold water by 2 inches and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer, until the beans are very tender, about 30 minutes.

Drain the beans and place in the bowl of a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and process until puréed.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
34mg
3%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
3mg
0%
Sodium, Na
201mg
13%
Water
6g
0%

Fava Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Fava Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.