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Fava Beans

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a delicious and simple Middle Eastern dish that's very easy to make. You can get a can of cooked fava beans in any Middle Eastern store. Serve with pita bread."
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23 m servings 404
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat; add onion. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add chopped tomato and tomato paste; cook until tomatoes are mushy, about 4 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon water, if necessary.
  2. Pour fava beans into skillet; mash into a paste. Add 1 tablespoon water, cumin, salt, black pepper, and ground red pepper; stir well. Heat for 1 minute more. Remove from heat; allow to rest for 1 minute. Stir in olive oil and parsley.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you would like the dish to be runnier, you could add an extra tablespoon of water before stirring in olive oil and parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 404 calories; 17.8 50.9 13 0 2234 Full nutrition

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Serving this warm on pita was an excellent dinner substitute. If I made this again, I'd cut the black pepper in half. At the present proportions, its heat dominated the flavor. With a smaller co...