Fava Bean Hummus

fava bean hummus with sweet potato chips


serves: 6
cost per serving: $3.40

3.5 lb fresh fava beans
2 cloves garlic
2 meyer lemons
fresh thyme
rumi olive oil
salt
pepper
water

remove fava beans from pod. put them in a large shallow pan and cover with filtered water. bring to a boil and let cook for 3-5 minutes. strain and rinse with cold water. remove fava beans from outer shell, they should pop right out when the skin is slightly broken with your fingernail, and place in a food processor. add zest and juice from both lemons. take a handful of thyme and remove the leaves, an easy way to do this is to hold one end of a stem and run your fingers down it so the leaves fall off. peel garlic and use a garlic press before adding. add salt, pepper, and olive oil. start the food processor, add salt, pepper and olive oil to taste and add a little water for a nice consistency.

raw fava beans

cover with water

cooked fava beans

shelled fava beans

add meyer lemon zest

add lemon juice and garlic

a bunch of thyme

thyme leaves

olive oil, salt, pepper

nutritional value of ingredients:

fava beans:
high concentrations of the amino acid known as dopamine. rich in fiber which aids in moving food through the digestive system. good source of phosphorus which is necessary for the formation of healthy bones, and aids the body in utilizing vitamins. good amount of potassium with helps to maintain a healthy heart. also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin K, and iron.

garlic:
one of the most beneficial foods for the digestive system. aids in the elimination of noxious waste matter and toxic heavy metals from the body. boosts immunological functions. purifies the bloodstream by removing sticky inorganic deposits in the blood vessels. regularizes the action of the liver and gallbladder.

lemon:
contains potassium which strengthens and energizes the heart, calcium which strengthens and builds the lungs, sodium which encourages tissue building, magnesium which acts as a blood alkalizer. it aids in detoxification of the liver and gallbladder. most of the vitamin C in citrus is in the zest, so always use it.

thyme:
beneficial in supporting immunological functions and overcoming fatigue and physical weakness after illness.

olive oil:
easily digested, imparts a generally soothing and healing influence to the digestive tract. beneficial for the gallbladder and liver. strengthens and develops body tissue and bones. a general tonic for the nerves.

salt:
rids the body of carbon dioxide. aids in digestion. balances body’s acid-alkaline level. stimulates the liver. critical for preserving the serotonin and melatonin levels in the brain. vital for sleep regulation and bone structure.

pepper:
aids in digestion and relieves gas. anti-inflammatory. protects the liver. antioxidant and antibacterial.

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2 responses

  1. I get so stoked every year when I see fava beans in the market. It means that spring is starting and soon it will be summer and with all of the luscious produce these seasons have to offer, I leave the market with dreams of cherries (my favorite). This is my 3rd year making this dip, it sort of marks the beginning of spring for me, this year I was so excited I decided to start a blog.

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