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Fava Bean Fritters

Fava Bean Fritters
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 6

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. MORE + LESS -

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

Directions

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  • 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!

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • 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.

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