Fava Bean Hummus

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Fava Bean Hummus
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
84
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
3 1/2 cups

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Protein
3g
7%
Carbs
7g
2%
Vitamin A
6µg
1%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
17µg
22%
Calcium
28mg
3%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
57µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
57µg
14%
Iron
0.9mg
4.8%
Magnesium
15mg
4%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
4.9%
Phosphorus
68mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
138mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Zinc
0.5mg
3.3%

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