Fava Bean and Garlic Dip

June 29, 2012 | No Comments

Fava Bean Dip This afternoon, I prepared 2 cups fava beans with the purpose of making a dip. I boiled them for 6 minutes and they were still not ready, so I left them in the boiling water and forgot about them.

Fava Bean in Skin

Approximately ten minutes later, I remembered them and strained them and they were mushy. Usually I peel the second bitter skin off the fava bean after I boil them, before I use them in a dish.  I was not able to peel the second bitter skin off the beans this time. I ate one, and thought the bitter skin was not so bitter, so I skipped the peel the second layer step, and began making the dip.

Fava Bean Dip and Tortilla Chips

Fava Bean and Garlic Dip
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Recipe type: Appetizers
Author: Jillian
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fava beans
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt for water
  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt for dip
  • 4 grinds of fresh ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare fava beans leaving out the step where you peel the second bitter skin after boiling. Strain the fava beans, and dump them in a large mouth mason jar. Add minced garlic and 1/4 cup grape seed oil. Use a hand blender and pulse until it becomes the consistency of a creamy dip. Place puree in a ramekin and drizzle grape seed oil over top. Eat with fresh crisp vegetable sticks, or corn tortilla chips, or spread on a crostini, and enjoy immensely. We did not have corn tortilla chips in our pantry, so I decided to make handmade corn tortilla chips, using corn tortillas I had in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

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