Photo of Lemony Fava Bean Dip by WW

Lemony Fava Bean Dip

Total Time
15 min
15 min
This dip is a tasty spin-off of hummus and is the perfect creamy spread to include on your next Mediterranean-inspired snack board. Pair it with sliced apples, grapes, small cubes of fresh feta, assorted crudite, and cashews. Using canned fava beans (sometimes called broad beans) saves time but look out for fresh fava beans in the spring. They take a little extra time to prep but are definitely worth the effort.


Canned fava beans

2 cup(s), rinsed and drained


¼ cup(s)

Garlic clove

2 clove(s), peeled

Lemon zest

1 Tbsp, for garnish

Fresh lemon juice

5 Tbsp

Ground cumin

½ tsp

Kosher salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp

Extra virgin olive oil

3 Tbsp

Fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, finely chopped, for garnish


  1. In a food processor, place beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper; process to combine. With the machine running, drizzle in oil; process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Spoon into a bowl; garnish with lemon zest and parsley. Serve immediately.
  3. Serving size: about ¼ cup