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Fava bean hummus

5
1
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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
48 min
Prep
45 min
Cook
3 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
A springtime riff on the Middle Eastern classic, this seasonal hummus is brightened by the vivid flavors of mint and ginger. This version gets its green color from fresh fava beans. Preparing fava beans takes work, so consider doubling this recipe to keep some of the hummus on hand for dips and sandwiches. You must shell fava beans from their thick pods, blanch the beans in boiling water 1 minute, and drop them into a bowl of ice-cold water. Then, holding the beans one at a time, you must skin the individual beans from their translucent membranes. Once you’ve done all that, you’re ready to go.

Ingredients

Fresh fava beans in pod

3 cup(s), (1 cup beans after blanching and peeling)*

Canned chickpeas

½ cup(s), drained and rinsed

Fresh lemon juice

3 Tbsp

Mint leaves

2 Tbsp

Ginger root

1 Tbsp, peeled and minecd

Tahini sesame butter

1 Tbsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp, freshly ground

Water

2 Tbsp, or as needed

Instructions

  1. 1. Place fava beans, chickpeas, lemon juice, mint leaves, ginger, tahini, salt and pepper in a large food processor.
  2. 2. Cover and process, scraping down the inside of the canister once in a while, until fairly smooth. Add water through the feed tube in dribbles to get mixture moving over the blades, as needed — or to keep it moving over the blades as it processes. Scrape into a small bowl; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Serving size: 1/3 cup