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Fava Beans in Tahini Sauce

Rated as 4.15 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious recipe I learned from an Egyptian friend. If you don't want a strong garlic taste, feel free to cook the garlic with the onion. You can stuff this mixture into a pita, add a dollop of plain yogurt, and enjoy!"
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25 m servings 242
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in small to medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onion in oil until softened.
  2. Stir in the beans and lemon juice. Next, stir in the tahini until mixture is thick. Then, add the garlic, and cook for a few minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 242 calories; 14.3 22 9.7 0 500 Full nutrition

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Fantastic! I added about tsp of cumin, but made no other changes. Made a great lunch served on a whole wheat pita. Thanks for the recipe.

I used a substitute for fava beans, lima beans. Basically, this is a hummus recipe, and I love hummus! This is very tasty!

great, simple weeknight quickie. I added cumin and coriander. Also, I was out of lemon juice so I used white wine vinegar, tasted great!

This was a hit for the whole family. Very delicious.

This is great - I didn't have a lemon and made it with lime juice instead, but it was still good. Just wish I'd had some parsley on hand.

Very good recipe. I used a pestle after it was done cooking and smashed the beans up a bit not too much though and added a bit of Olive oil on top of each serving.

I've made this dish you can mash the beans with a fork or use an electric beater you can use additional ingredients such as tomatoes I used tomato sauce cause I didn't have fresh tomatoes and cu...

Great recipe but made a few changes. I substituted garbanzos and a lime because it's what I had available. I blended about half the bean mixture to give it a creamier texture like the picture....