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Fava Bean Spread

This spread is as nice on crusty rolls or bread as well as a dip for crunch vegetables.

Fava Bean Spread


  • 2 lbs. fresh fava beans
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tabs. fresh lemon thyme
  • 1/3 cup lemon oil
  • dash cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Fava Bean Spread

  1. Shell the fava beans.
  2. You need about 1 cup shelled beans.
  3. Cook beans in 1 quart boiling water until just tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Drain beans.
  5. Place beans immediately into a bowl of cold water. Drain.
  6. Peel outer skin of beans by loosening with tip of thumbnail or knife and slipping off.
  7. Put shelled, peeled beans, garlic oil and thyme into bowl of food processor and puree.
  8. Add salt and pepper and a dash of cumin as desired.