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    Bissara (Fava Bean Puree)

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    • on August 09, 2007

      I think this was my first time trying fava beans...I bought them because I kept on seeing them in middle eastern recipes...I also kept on thinking of Hannible Lector...LOL. Anyhow this was easy to make and was pretty was more of a refried bean texture than a puree. I think I would puree it next time as we didn't care for the texture but the flavor was good. I also thought it was going to be too hot for me but it wasn't. I had to hand grind cumin seeds because I was out of the already ground kind. The spices pop with the addition of lemon juice. My husband really loved this. We ate it as a side like refried beans.

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    • on August 02, 2007

      I used fava beans grown in my garden. Instead of mashing by hand I pureed in the blender. Also, I added lemon juice. My Moroccan husband nodded in approval! A healthy thing to eat! Thanks Toni for sharing the receipe.

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    • on January 07, 2006

      I am still trying to track down fava beans, and I shall review this again when I do. Meanwhile (after trying three very likely places without success), I have made this with 2 cans of chickpeas. Apart from this, omitting the cayenne (personal taste preference) and using only a pinch of salt, I made this to the recipe. I used about 3 tablespoons of olive oil. We ate this at room temperature with fresh crusty bread. Great flavour and texture, but I am keen to make it again with the fava beans! I’m on a quest to find them!

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    Nutritional Facts for Bissara (Fava Bean Puree)

    Serving Size: 1 (162 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 298.0
    Calories from Fat 71
    Total Fat 7.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 12.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.7 g
    Sugars 3.8 g
    Protein 16.2 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vegetable broth

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