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Recipe for Fava Bean Dip

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups  Fava Beans
4 cloves  Garlic
Scallions, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp  Cilantro, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp  Mint, coarsely chopped
1/3 cups  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/2 tsp  Cumin (Ground)
1 1/2 tsp  Paprika
1/4 cup  Lemon Juice
  Toasted Pita Bread
  Salt & Black Pepper to Taste

Cooking Directions:
1.  Place the Fava Beans in a bowl, cover with water to a depth of 2 inches and allow them to soak overnight. Drain the beans and place them in a saucepan. Cover with cold water to a depth of 2 inches and simmer, partially covered until the beans are very tender - about 1 1/2 hours. Drain.

2.  Turn on food processor. With the machine running, drop in the garlic, scallions, cilantro and mint and process until finely minced. Remove 2 tablespoons if this mixture and set aside. Add the beans, 1/4 cup of the olive oil, the cumin, paprika and lemon juice to the food processor and process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place the puree in a shallow dish and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle the reserved herb and garlic mixture on top and serve with pita bread for dipping.

3.  Makes 8 servings.

    Fava Beans (Giant) Fava Beans (Giant)
Imported from Peru, these raw giant fava beans are truly extraordinary. Cook some up in a stew or fry them with garlic for a tasty treat.

Paprika Paprika
Paprika is a spice made from the grinding of dried sweet red bell peppers. Add it to any dish that craves the wonderful taste of peppers. It is primarily used in rice, stews, soups, and with meats.

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