Fava Bean & Mint Hummus w/Variations

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@Celestina9000

Printed in the cookbook 'Smashing Plates.' The store where I usually purchase fresh fava beans was out and I substituted frozen lima beans. Green peas either fresh or frozen will work as well. However, *NO* canned beans or vegetables! Two versions were prepared: with tahini/without tahini. The Official Taste Tester and I agreed that the hummus without the tahini had a slight edge in taste over the one with it. The former with a more appealing, brighter green presentation. We paired the hummus with homemade Arabic bread and a main dish of tuna salad and seasonal vegetables over mixed greens.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • HUMMUS:

  • 1 lb
    fresh fava beans (i used frozen lima beans)
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • 1 clove
    garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    fresh mint leaves, no stems
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh dill
  • 1
    lemon, juice of, divided (add a little bit of lemon juice at a time)
  • GARNISHES:

  • ·
    extra virgin olive oil
  • ·
    lemon wedges or slices
  • ·
    sumac, cayenne or paprika
  • ·
    fresh mint or fresh dill

How to Make Fava Bean & Mint Hummus w/Variations

Step-by-Step

  1. IF USING FRESH FAVA BEANS: Cook fresh fava beans in lightly salted boiling water until tender. Drain in a colander over a heat resistant bowl then plunge into ice water. *Reserve the cooking liquid*. Slide the beans out of their skins.
  2. IF USING FROZEN LIMA BEANS OR GREEN PEAS: Lightly steam the limas or peas for about 5 minutes. Drain in a colander over a heat resistant bowl then plunge into ice water. *Reserve the cooking liquid*.
  3. Place the remaining hummus ingredients in a food processor and puree on PULSE to desired consistency. If too thick, add a small amount (about 2 tablespoons at a time) of the reserved cooking liquid.
  4. Taste and correct seasoning if necessary. I usually add a little more lemon juice and personally I always go lightly on the garlic in my hummus.
  5. Transfer the hummus to a serving platter or bowl. Garnish with fresh mint or dill, lemon slices, drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of sumac (or sub).

    Best prepared 1 hour in advance of serving.

    Cover until ready to eat; serve at room temperature.

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About Fava Bean & Mint Hummus w/Variations

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegan




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