Meze Fava Beans

Fava beans sauteed with onions. A traditional Turkish dish. Served at room temperature with garlic yogurt.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
12 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 ½ pounds fresh fava beans, shelled

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • salt to taste

  • ½ cup chopped fresh dill


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Toss in fava beans and cook until slightly tender, about 2 minutes.

  2. Mix 2 tablespoons water and flour together in a bowl; pour into the fava bean mixture. Add 1 cup water, lemon juice, sugar, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until fava beans are very tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir dill into the fava bean mixture; continue simmering until flavors are combined, about 2 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

229 Calories
4g Fat
34g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 229
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 14g 51%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 627mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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