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Fava Bean Hummus

About 3 weeks ago I purchased a can of fava beans and chick peas – I figured I would make a bean salad or something. Then, I though, why not hummus?! So, here we go – fava bean hummus.
This recipe is easy and worth trying out! It’s good for a quick snack or a light lunch and it’s homemade.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 people
Author: Ali


  • 1 1/4 cups of chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 540 ml can of fava beans and chickpeas
  • tablespoon of chopped garlic
  • teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne
  • 1/4 cup of omega oil
  • salt
  • 1/2-2/3 a cup of cooking liquid


  • First - put the chicken broth, water, fava beans and garlic in a pot and bring to a boil - reduce to medium-high heat and boil slightly for 12-15 minutes.
  • Drain the beans and keep some of the cooking liquid.
  • Put the drained beans in your Vitamix and blend.
  • Add in the oil, salt, cumin, and cayenne. Blend.
  • Add in some of the cooking liquid - just a bit at a time - until the desired texture is reached.
  • Serve with cut carrots, celery, and colourful peppers, or with crackers or pita bread.