Fava Bean Dip

This is a simple Fava bean dip to utilize some of those beautiful favas popping up at the markets during the early summer. 
  1. One pound of fava beans depending on how much dip you would like to make.
  2. Mint, you will most likely have to buy in a bunch at the market.
  3. Good olive oil.
  4. Garlic.
  5. Salt.
  6. Optional, I like spice so one jalapeno.
  • Get the fava beans out of their pods.  Plop in boiling water for a few minutes until the skin of the bean itself gets a bit white'ish.  Pull out and put in a ice bath or run cold water over them.  De shell the bean from the skin and place on a place. 
  • While you were getting your water to a boil is when I pre heat my oven to 400 and peel a couple garlic from the bulb.  Slice a few jalapeno slices and spritz with water.  Place in the oven to toast for about 20 minutes. 
  • Mint, really depends on your taste but for about two cups of fava beans I put in about 6-8 leaves. 
When your beans are peeled, the mint washed and your garlic and if you want, jalapeno are roasted a bit, place in a food processer. 

  • Add about 1/4 cup olive  oil and salt, then process.
  • Add more oil if you do not like a thicker consistency and salt to taste. 

This goes great with fresh veggies, on a wrap with other fresh vegetables, in a pit with meat or falafel, on bread with some avocado and tomato.  The possibilities are endless to enjoy this great bean. 



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