Fava Bean Puree

We served this at our "Healing Spices" Suppers meeting featuring turmeric with Turmeric Cream and Roasted Fall Vegetables.

Source: Adapted from a recipe found on www.bonappetit.com


4 cups
fava beans (fresh or frozen)
1⁄4 cup
olive oil
1⁄4 cup
freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt (to taste)


Cook fresh or frozen favas in a boiling pot of salted water for 3 mins. Transfer the beans to a bowl of ice water, then peel each one by pinching off the outer skin (the bean should pop right out).

In a food processor, puree the fava beans with olive oil and lemon juice until smooth. Season with salt.  (Recipeā™¦398)