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Fava Bean Fritters

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

For the fava fritters:

2
cups peeled fava beans
1/2
cup parsley
1/2
cup cilantro
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2
teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2
garlic cloves
2
tablespoons red onions, chopped
2
tablespoons flour
1/3
cup oil

For the tahini sauce:

1/3
cup tahini
1/3
cup water
1
garlic clove
2
tablespoons lemon juice
Salt, to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
238.9
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19.6g
30%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
10%
Sodium
516.3mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
13.7g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4.8g
19%
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
6.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
19.60%
20%
Calcium
8.60%
9%
Iron
12.70%
13%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

You can serve these delicious fritters with a nice tomato and cucumber salad. You can also serve them inside pita bread.

Directions

  • 1 For the fava fritters: Cook the fava beans in salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and cool.
  • 2 In a food processor, add fava beans, parsley, cilantro, salt, pepper, garlic and onion. Process until it looks like a puree and the herbs are completely processed and mixed in. Pour into a bowl and add flour. Use a spoon to mix well.
  • 3 Heat the oil in a frying pan. Take a little of the fava mixture at a time and shape it into small balls. Fry for a few minutes until golden, but you should still see a few green parts. Drain excess oil on paper towels.
  • 4 For tahini sauce: Add tahini, water, garlic, lemon juice and salt to the food processor and process until you have a smooth sauce. You can add a little more water, a spoonful at a time, to make the sauce a little thinner.
  • 5 Place the fritters on a plate, insert toothpicks on top and serve with a side of sauce.
  • 6 Enjoy!

I've been fascinated by Middle Eastern foods and flavors from a very young age. I love their spices and sauces made with tahini, a sort of butter made from sesame seeds that can turn any ordinary dish into extraordinary. I always take advantage of sales at the supermarket, and whenever fava beans go on sale, I make sure to stock up so I can make these light and crunchy bites. These delicate fava bean fritters are a take on falafel but much lighter because they’re not made with chickpeas. To save time, leave everything ready for the dough, and the sauce can also be made a day in advance.

Rate and Comment

Morena Cuadra Morena Cuadra
September 20, 2016

I've been fascinated by Middle Eastern foods and flavors from a very young age. I love their spices and sauces made with tahini, a sort of butter made from sesame seeds that can turn any ordinary dish into extraordinary. I always take advantage of sales at the supermarket, and whenever fava beans go on sale, I make sure to stock up so I can make these light and crunchy bites. These delicate fava bean fritters are a take on falafel but much lighter because they’re not made with chickpeas. To save time, leave everything ready for the dough, and the sauce can also be made a day in advance.