Ethiopian Fava Beans

Recipe by LifeIsGood

Fava beans have a nutty taste. This is a really yummy way to prepare them. Recipe by Angela Shelf Medearis.

Top Review by queenbeatrice

I love it when simple ingredients put together turn out to be so tasty!! This will be made again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the beans in a large pot and cover with the water. Boil until the beans are tender but not mushy. This could take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the freshness of the beans.
  2. In a skillet, heat the oil until it is hot (but not smoking) and then saute the onion and garlic. Add the cayenne, cumin and salt. Cook until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the onion and garlic mixture to the beans and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

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