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Do you wish to prepare tasty dishes without breaking the bank or compromising flavors? You won’t believe how easy it is to cook your favorite dishes using beloved ingredients from your pantry, especially when you organize the latter from time to time and when you plan a consistent and budget-friendly meal calendar for several weeks!

Fava Beans And Chickpeas Fatteh

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    Preparation Time

    10 Min

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    Cooking Time

    20 Min

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  • 1.5 kg Yogurt

  • 1/3 cup Tahini

  • 3 Garlic cloves, finely crushed

  • 1 teaspoon Salt

  • 3 small loaves Arabic pita bread, cut into cubes

  • 30 grams Butter

  • 2 cans California Garden Fava Beans Lebanese recipe

  • To Garnish:

  • ¼ cup Almonds

  • ¼ cup Pine nuts

  • 40 grams Butter

  • Ground cumin

  • Paprika


Step 1

In a bowl, beat yogurt then add tahini, garlic and salt and mix until combined. Set aside.

Step 2

Melt butter in a pan over low heat and fry in bread cubes until crispy. Line in the bottom of a serving dish.

Step 3

Heat California Garden Fava Beans for 5 minutes over medium heat. Pour ¾ of the quantity over the bread. Mash the remaining fava beans and chickpeas using a potato masher then transfer to the serving dish. Top with the yogurt mixture.

Step 4

To brown the nuts, melt butter in a pan then add almonds. Keep stirring. When they start to brown, add pine nuts and keep stirring until all nuts are golden. Transfer on top of the yogurt sauce layer with the melted butter. Garnish with cumin and paprika and serve.