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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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Quick and easy fava beans bessara

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    Preparation Time

    10 Min

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    Cooking Time

    20 Min

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  • California Garden Fava Beans Medammes, drained - 1 cup

  • Water - 2 cups

  • Large onion, quartered - 1

  • Garlic, minced - 1 tablespoon

  • Dill, chopped - 1 cup

  • Parsley, chopped - 1 cup

  • Cilantro, chopped - 1 cup

  • Cumin - 1 teaspoon

  • Dried mint - 1 teaspoon

  • Salt - to taste

  • Black pepper - to taste

  • Chicken stock - 1 cube

  • To garnish:

  • Vegetable oil - ½ cup

  • Large onion, sliced - 1


Step 1

Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat, then add sliced onion and cook until browned. Transfer to a serving dish lined with kitchen towels and save the oil.

Step 2

In a pot over medium heat, combine California Garden Fava Beans Medammes, water, and onion. Add garlic, dill, parsley, and cilantro. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat.

Step 3

Transfer fava beans mixture to a blender. Add cumin, mint, salt, black pepper, chicken stock and the saved quantity of vegetable oil. Blend the mixture until smooth. Return to the pot and bring to a boil.

Step 4

Pour Bessara into bowls. Garnish with fried onions and serve immediately.