How to Make Fava Bean Purée

Fava bean purée is a creamy, delicious spread. I think it's perfect for dipping vegetables and pita, adding to a sandwich or enjoying as a side.

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Soak your Fava beans overnight in cold water making sure the water is covering the beans by at least 1.5 to 2 inches.

Soak your Fava beans overnight in cold water making sure the water is covering the beans by at least 1.5 to 2 inches.

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After soaking for at least 6 hours cook the beans. Most people believe you should drain the water you soaked your beans in but recent evidence indicates it's unnecessary to change the water.

After soaking for at least 6 hours cook the beans. Most people believe you should drain the water you soaked your beans in but recent evidence indicates it's unnecessary to change the water.

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I like to add one postage sized piece of kombu for every cup of beans. This is supposed to make it easier to digest the beans.

I like to add one postage sized piece of kombu for every cup of beans. This is supposed to make it easier to digest the beans.

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Rinse and drain your favas and remove the kombu. Since I knew I'd be puréeing the beans I wasn't vigilant about checking them and they got overlooked. Don't worry it's just fine for this recipe!

Rinse and drain your favas and remove the kombu. Since I knew I'd be puréeing the beans I wasn't vigilant about checking them and they got overlooked. Don't worry it's just fine for this recipe!

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Add the Favas to a Cuisinart or a high powered blender like a Vitamix.

Add the Favas to a Cuisinart or a high powered blender like a Vitamix.

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Add your garlic to the favas.

Add your garlic to the favas.

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Add about 1/4 cup olive oil to the favas.

Add about 1/4 cup olive oil to the favas.

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Add salt to taste!

Add salt to taste!

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Blend all your ingredients until nice and smooth. You might consider adding water to thin it out. And, you could also add a dash of lemon juice if you like.

Blend all your ingredients until nice and smooth. You might consider adding water to thin it out. And, you could also add a dash of lemon juice if you like.

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You can serve this delicious purée as a side and dip pita or vegetables in it or try spreading it on a favorite sandwich. Enjoy!

You can serve this delicious purée as a side and dip pita or vegetables in it or try spreading it on a favorite sandwich. Enjoy!

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