Fava Bean Puree
Cuisine: Moroccan
Author: Clifford A. Wright
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serve with black olives, fried flatbread chips or breadsticks, chopped tomatoes, and radishes. Serve as part of a meze.
  • 3 pounds fresh fava beans in their pods, shelled
  • 2 garlic cloves, mashed in a mortar with 1 teaspoon salt until mushy
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground cumin seeds
  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil over high heat then cook the fava beans for 10 minutes. Drain, then pinch off the peel and place the beans in a food processor with the garlic paste. With the machine running, pour the olive oil in through the feed tube. Stop for a moment and add the paprika and cumin. Continue running the processor until the beans are smooth.
  2. Spread the purée on a flat, round platter and serve with portions of pita bread. You can garnish the platter with black olives and small pieces of chopped tomatoes.
Recipe by Cook-Coquus at https://cook-coquus.com/2018/fava-in-a-moroccan-way/