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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!

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    Preparation Time

    20 Min

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    Cooking Time

    20 Min

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  • California Garden Fava Beans, drained – 1 can

  • Butter – 30 grams

  • Pita bread, cut into squares – 3 loaves

  • Yogurt – 1 cup

  • Garlic cloves, minced – 3

  • Cumin powder – ½ teaspoon

  • Lemon juice – 3 tablespoons

  • Tahini – 2 tablespoons

  • Salt – To taste

  • To garnish:

  • Butter – 40 grams

  • Almonds – 2 tablespoons

  • Pine nuts – 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin – 1 teaspoon

  • Paprika – 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Melt butter in a pan over low heat and fry in bread cubes until crispy. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2

In a small pot over medium heat, combine California Garden fava beans and ¼ a cup of water. Simmer for 10 minutes so that the fava beans are heated through. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3

In a bowl, mix together yogurt, garlic, cumin, lemon juice, tahini and salt.

Step 4

To garnish, melt butter in a pan then stir in almonds. When the latter start to brown, add pine nuts and keep stirring until all nuts are golden.

Step 5

Arrange baked pita bread in a serving dish. Add a layer of fava beans, followed by the yogurt mixture. Garnish with fried nuts, cumin and paprika. Serve immediately