Turkish Fava Bean Puree

Turkish Fava Bean Puree Recipe

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About Turkish Fava Bean Puree Recipe:

Fava beans were a staple food in ancient times, and they are still common in many mediterranean and middle eastern cuisines today. Fava beans, also known as broad beans, are prized in turkish cuisine as well for their delicious flavor and high nutritional value. Fava beans are very high in protein and fiber and naturally low in fat and cholesterol. They have a pleasing light green color and unique, earthy flavor. In turkey, a popular appetizer, or "Meze, " Is fava bean puree made with dried fava beans. The beans are boiled until soft and then strained together with olive oil, salt, and pepper. The resulting paste is left to set, then cut into cubes. Drizzle the cubes with olive oil, sprinkle on some fresh dill weed, and you have a beautiful appetizer fancy enough for company. It's a great recipe for entertaining because it's easy to make, and you can prepare it ahead of time. Your fava cubes will keep very well for several days in the refrigerator. Where can you get fava beans? The best place to find dried fava beans are in whole foods markets, middle eastern markets, and the international foods section of your supermarket.

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  • 30 mins
  • 5 Ingredients
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Ingredients for Turkish Fava Bean Puree Recipe

  • 0.42 cup Beans
  • 1.33 cup Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.08 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 0.33 pinch Sugar
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Vitamins & Minerals
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment