Fresh Fava Beans with Olive Oil

Super easy and delicious vegan dish; fresh fava (broad) beans cooked in extra virgin olive oil

Preparation Time: 45 minutes.
Serves: 4
Energy: 149 kcal per serving.



- 500 gr.18 oz. Fava Bean (unshelled favas, rinsed well and trimmed)
- 1 qty. Onion Chopped
- 1 qty. Lemon
- 1 qty. Salt Teaspoon
- 1 qty. Sugar Tablespoon
- 1 qty. Flour Tablespoon
- 150 ml.5 fl. oz. Water
- 3 qty. Dill Tablespoon Fresh Dill
- 3 qty. Olive Oil Tablespoon


1. In a large mixing bowl, mix water, flour and juice of the one lemon and wait fresh fava beans in this mixture about 10 minutes.
2. In a large pan, heat olive oil and add chopped onions and let them cook for 2-3 minutes by stirring constantly.
3. Add fava beans over them and cook for 2-3 minutes.
4. Pour water, flour lemon juice mixture over it, add salt and sugar, stir and close the lid of the pan.
5. When it boils, bring it to the lowest heat and let it cook for 20-30 minutes.
6. Let it cool to room temperature and mix with chopped fresh dill and serve with yogurt.

Footnote: Waiting fava beans in flour, lemon and water mixture makes it keep green color. If you have no time you can skip this step. It is a good source of protein for vegetarians and vegans and healthy side dish for everyone.
Tips: This dish is served cold with fresh dill and plain yogurt. If you like, you can add some mashed garlic into the yogurt and serve with fresh fava bean dish.
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