Fava Bean Dip

This arabic dish is also known by the name Foul, however it definately does not tast foul! The recipe is very easy to make, and you can adjust the seasoning to suit your taste.

1 can fava beans, drained
2 to 4 cloves garlic, smashed in a mortar and pestle
3 tablespoons tahini
juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil

Cook the beans for a few minutes, until hot. Drain, then add garlic, and mash until a thoroughly mixed paste. It doesn’t matter if you can still see the fava bean skins. Add lemon juice and tahini and mix thoroughly. Gradually mix in water until a soft dip like consistency is achieved. Season to taste, and garnish with olive oil and parsley.

Serve this with pita bread, or chopped vegetables to be used as a dip. Delicious and healthy.


~ by aadbro on January 7, 2007.

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