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Fava Bean Hummus


  • 750 g package of frozen fava beans
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice juice of about half a lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt + a pinch of cayenne or 1/2 teaspoon chili salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika plus more for sprinkling on top
  • black pepper to taste
  • more olive oil on top with salt and pepper
  • red onion sliced very thin


  • Place frozen fava beans in a medium sauce pan with enough water to cover. Bring to boil and boil 3-5 minutes or until beans are heated through and tender. Drain beans and set aside to cool.
  • When beans are cool enough to handle carefully peel the beans, discarding the skins.
  • Place beans in food processor along with oil, lemon juice, salt, cumin and paprika. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste for seasonings and adjust if necessary.
  • Place in a serving bowl. Top with additional olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Serve warm with toasted bread or warm pita bread and slivered onions on the side.