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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ful Medames Hummus

It's not the prettiest thing ever, but it sure is tasty. I used traditional ingredients for Ful Medames ( a traditional Egyptian dish featuring fava beans) to make a Ful Medames Hummus. Fava beans have a nutty flavor and are delicious even just eating plain.

About 2 lbs fava beans
1/3 cup Tahini Sauce
4 cloves garlic, crushed
3 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
several T olive oil
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread out whole fava beans on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Roast for about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool enough to handle.

2. Remove beans from fava pods. They should come out of the pods quite easily.

3. Blend fava beans, tahini sauce, garlic, lemon juice and cayenne pepper in a food processor (or a blender). Add olive oil slowly until the mixture gets the desired dip like texture.

Serve with pita bread.

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