I have blogged a fava bean dip recipe in the past…but I have recently discovered Egyptian Fava Bean Dip (courtesy of my husband) and LOVE it. It is similar to the original recipe…only better Fava beans are a staple food in Egypt and are eaten by all Egyptians. In fact, fava bean dip is considered the national dish of Egypt. If you are interested in reading more about the health benefits, please refer to a previous post: http://suzyeats.com/fava-beans-what-can-a-fava-bean-do-for-me-mediterranean-healthy/.
- 32 ounces of fava beans
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- parsley for garnish
1. Place the fava beans in a large bowl. Add water and soak the fava beans in water overnight. Keep them covered to maintain freshness.
2. Drain the fava beans and place on stove top. Boil for ~15 minutes.
3. Remove from stove and place into a large serving bowl. Add the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, cumin and salt. Mash together.
4. Slice the tomato and onion. Smash the garlic cloves. In a small frying pan, place 1 tablespoon of olive oil, tomato slices, onion slices and garlic cloves and cook. Stir occassionaly until onions and tomatoes are soft.
5. Add the onion and tomato slices on top of the mashed “dip”. Stir together.
6. Garnish with parsley. Serve and enjoy.