Fava Bean Hummus, Turkish Fava, Cypriot Bakla | 3 Incredible Recipes Broad Beans 🎉 DON’T MISS OUT!

Refika’s Kitchen

Oh, the magic of broad beans! Today we’re so excited to share tips on how we cook broad beans and what we can make with them. Broad beans are so versatile, fresh or dry, so we hope to inspire you beyond the obvious… We have three recipes for you — all of them are so easy to make, really delicious, healthy and also, they’re totally vegan 😉 You’re going to love fava which is my favorite, a delicious Cypriot broad bean mezze, and broad bean hummus, a super tasty variation on the original. Hop over to watch the video and tell us what you think!

Broad bean hummus

Dried broad beans; 1 cup
Onion; half
Tahini; 2 tablespoons
Lemon Juice; 1 teaspoon
Vinegar; 1 tablespoon
Olive oil; 2 tablespoon
Garlic; 2 cloves, peeled
Salt; to your taste

• Boil the broad beans with half an onion until they are very soft.
• Drain its water and add the garlic, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice and vinegar. Blend it until you have a smooth texture.
• Your hummus is ready. When serving it, you can use the back of a spoon to make a crater and add a generous amount of olive oil, red pepper, parsley and pickles if you like to.


Dried broad beans; 500 gr
Onions; 2 small, cut in half lengthways
Olive oil 1/3 cups-80 ml
Salt; 1-heaped teaspoon
Sugar; 1 teaspoon
Drinking water; 1.4 litres

To garnish
Dill; 4 sprigs, finely chopped
Crispy onion- if you have at home
Fresh olive oil

• Place in the broad beans and the onions in the pressure cooker.
• Fill with soft drinking water. The water should be 2-3 cm higher than the beans.
• Close the lid and cook until the pressure gets high, cook 5 minutes and open the lid. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, the water you add should be 4 cm above the beans and you’ll need to cook them for about 10-15 minutes until they soften.
• Then add olive oil, sugar, and salt. Use a hand blender to make it silky smooth.
• Take the dish or bowl that you want your fava to take the shape of, pour some olive oil and rub so that the fava would be able to slide once it is cold.
• Place the mixture in the dish. First, allow it to cool at room temperature. Once cool, refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
• Your fava is now ready to be turned! It will look and taste great.
• This is my go-to substitute when I’m craving cheese or when I need a simple dish that will keep me full, guilt free…. Hope you give it a try and it becomes one of your favourites too.

Easiest Cypriot Broad Beans

Dried broad beans; 1 cup
Drinking water; for boiling
Garlic; 2 cloves, peeled
Olive oil; 3 tablespoons
Vinegar; 3 tablespoons
Lemon juice; a few drops
Salt; to your taste

This is the one of the simplest dishes. But actually this is how Cypriots eat many goodies.
Boil and add olive oil, garlic, lemon juice or/and vinegar to your taste.

• Boil the broad beans with drinking water. Cook for 5-6 minutes after it starts to bubble, until the beans start to soften and taste okay to eat. Boiling time for dried beans can vary, so check its softness.
• Drain the beans and transfer to the serving dish.
• Smash and puree the garlic cloves and add to the beans with vinegar, olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. Give it a mix.
• Eat it as soon as possible. I must say this becomes something else if it sits in the refrigerator overnight. My cousins also love eating this with black or green olives. As I said, these guys are Cypriots and they know about great food!

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