Fava Bean Dip Recipe - A Flavorful Peruvian Delight

Fava Bean Dip

Fava Bean Dip Recipe - A Flavorful Peruvian Delight
Region / culture: Peru | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 4


Fava Bean Dip
Fava Bean Dip

Fava Bean Dip is a delicious and nutritious dip that is perfect for parties, gatherings, or just as a snack. Made with fava beans, tomatoes, onions, and a blend of spices, this dip is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.


Fava beans have been cultivated for thousands of years and are a staple in many Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. This dip is a modern twist on traditional fava bean recipes, incorporating flavors and ingredients from around the world.


How to prepare

  1. Place tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, soy sauce, chili powder, and cumin in a blender.
  2. Process on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Add 1 cup of beans and process on medium speed until well blended.
  4. Add the remaining beans and blend again until smooth.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.


  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice for a tangy twist.
  • Stir in some chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley or cilantro, for added flavor.
  • Top the dip with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika before serving.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to cook the fava beans until they are soft and tender before blending them into the dip.

- Adjust the amount of chili powder and hot pepper to suit your taste preferences.

- For a smoother dip, you can strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fava Bean Dip with tortilla chips, pita bread, or fresh vegetables for a tasty and healthy snack.

Cooking Techniques

Blending the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth is the key technique for making this creamy dip.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you can't find fava beans, you can use chickpeas or white beans as a substitute.

- Use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce for a gluten-free option.

Make Ahead Tips

Fava Bean Dip can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just give it a stir before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the dip with a sprinkle of chopped fresh herbs, a drizzle of olive oil, or a sprinkle of paprika for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Fava Bean Dip with a selection of other dips, such as hummus, tzatziki, or baba ganoush, for a delicious appetizer spread.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Fava Bean Dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fava Bean Dip contains approximately 120 calories.


Each serving of Fava Bean Dip contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fava Bean Dip contains approximately 2 grams of fat.


Each serving of Fava Bean Dip contains approximately 5 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Fava beans are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, and folate.


This recipe contains soy sauce, which may contain soy and wheat allergens.


Fava Bean Dip is a nutritious and delicious dip that is low in fat and calories, but high in protein and fiber.


Fava Bean Dip is a flavorful and nutritious dip that is perfect for any occasion. With its creamy texture and bold flavors, this dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Enjoy it with your favorite dippers and savor every bite!

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the excitement that washed over me when I first saw this recipe for Fava Bean Dip. It was many years ago, back when I was just a young girl in my grandmother's kitchen. She was a master in the art of cooking and had a treasure trove of recipes passed down from generation to generation.

One sunny afternoon, while helping my grandmother prepare lunch, she pulled out a tattered old cookbook from the shelf. As she flipped through the pages, her eyes lit up when she came across the recipe for Fava Bean Dip. She explained to me that this recipe had been passed down from her own grandmother and was a family favorite.

I watched in awe as she gathered the ingredients - fresh fava beans, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. She showed me how to peel the beans and remove the tough outer skins, a tedious but necessary task to achieve the creamy texture of the dip. As she cooked the beans in a pot of boiling water, the kitchen filled with a fragrant aroma that made my mouth water.

Once the beans were tender, my grandmother drained them and placed them in a food processor. She added the garlic, lemon juice, and a generous drizzle of olive oil before pulsing it all together into a smooth and velvety dip. The vibrant green color of the dip was a sight to behold, and I couldn't wait to taste it.

My grandmother scooped a spoonful of the Fava Bean Dip onto a piece of warm pita bread and handed it to me. As I took my first bite, I was transported to a world of flavors - the earthy sweetness of the fava beans, the tangy brightness of the lemon juice, and the richness of the olive oil all combined to create a truly exquisite dish.

From that moment on, Fava Bean Dip became a staple in our household. Whenever we had guests over, my grandmother would proudly serve her homemade dip, always receiving compliments and requests for the recipe. She would smile and say, "It's a family secret, passed down through the generations."

As I grew older, I continued to make the Fava Bean Dip, each time feeling a sense of pride and connection to my family's culinary heritage. I would often experiment with different variations, adding herbs or spices to make the dip my own. But no matter how I tweaked the recipe, the essence of my grandmother's version always remained.

Years passed, and my grandmother's health began to decline. But even in her old age, she still found joy in cooking and sharing her recipes with me. One day, as we sat together in her kitchen, she handed me a worn piece of paper with the handwritten recipe for Fava Bean Dip.

"Keep this close to your heart, my dear," she said, her eyes brimming with nostalgia. "This recipe has been a part of our family for generations. It's our legacy."

I nodded, a lump forming in my throat. I knew that one day, it would be my turn to pass down the recipe for Fava Bean Dip to future generations. And as I continue to make the dip, I am reminded of the love, tradition, and history that is woven into every bite.

So whenever I prepare a batch of Fava Bean Dip, I think of my grandmother and the culinary journey that brought me to this moment. And as I share the dip with my own family and friends, I am grateful for the memories and traditions that have shaped me into the cook I am today.


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