Broad bean puree recipe - Greek fava- Vegan

10:54:00 AM

Hello darlings!

It's been a while since I posted one of my recipes so here's a new one. I personally love fava beans but Nick not so much. Well, he actually hates it and never tries it! However, we have decided to let our Fratzolaki taste everything so I am making it for me and my daughter nowadays. The version I am showing you is perfect for a vegan dinner party.



You will need
500g of fava beans
Some olive oil
3 large onions
Some olives for decor

I've made fava both in the slow cooker and the pressure cooker (and those who find the irony in that sentence are not wrong!). Personally, I prefer how it tastes when cooked in the pressure cooker but since I really adore my slow cooker I wont give up until I find the right recipe to make it there too.

The trouble with this bean is that you need to remove the foam that is forming while it boils since it will leave a bitter taste if you don't.

In a large pan put 1,5 liters of water and the beans. Bring to boil and remove the foam with a seeder until no more foam is formed. This takes almost 15-20 minutes depending on the bean quality. Once all the foam is removed you can either put the fava in the pressure cooker and cook for about 20 minutes or in the slow cooker for 6 hours on low or until ready depending on the size of your slow cooker.

Once the fava is cooked you can use a food processor to make it smooth or leave as is. In Greece we often put a fresh chopped onion in the middle but I prefer to cook it and caramelize it instead.



You can serve with a couple of olive oils and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.


Traditionally, the fava bean is cooked with olive oil, but since we want to eat the oil raw in order to get the most of it, we put it on top uncooked.



Perfect for a vegan dinner!




Pair it with a fresh salad with grapes, pistachios and tomatoes! Perfection!




Do you like fava bean? How do you cook it?


Lot's of love


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51 comments

  1. Looks Amazing Yummy!!
    I can't wait to try this in my home.
    Thank You for the recipe.

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  2. I've never really made anything with fava beans but this puree sounds great. I'm always looking for new vegan/veggie friendly recipes to add to my bookmarks.

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  3. One of my favorite tastes!! And I love it with capper also!

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  4. After googling this topic, I came upon your post. This is just what I needed; thank you for sharing recipe it's the perfect without too many calories

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  5. The dish seems so satisfying to look at, I can only imagine tasting it! Good one and seems simple and good for the body.

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  6. It looks like a really nice dish. I've never heard of it before and I'm not that adveturious when it comes to food but this does look appetising

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  7. I would never have thought of pureeing broad beans but what an interesting sounding idea, I am totally up for trying it!

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  8. There are four vegans in my extended family so I'm always looking for fresh new vegan recipes to try for family gatherings. I love that you gave such great instructions on how to make this delicious Greek Fava recipe. It looks incredibly scrumptious!

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  9. I have never had anything similar to this, so I am curious on the taste! I may have to test it out once.

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  10. I'll be completely honest, hold my hands up and admit....I've NEVER heard of fava beans! They sound delicious though and I love experimenting with new tastes and new flavours!

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  11. I do not think that I have ever had a fava bean dip. However, I love hummus so I am sure to love this recipe.

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  12. I love fava beans and I can imagine how fresh and wholesome this would be with some fresh salad. I like the sound of it being vegan as well x

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  13. I have never heard of fava beans either! I'm pretty sure we don't have them over here in the UK?! This does sound great though and I love a dip, any thing like this is a hit with me!

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  14. I have never eaten anything vegan but this recipe sounds absolutely amazing! I'll give it a go! xx corinne

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  15. I"ve never had fava beans before, but this recipe motivates me to try them! This looks really delicious and super easy to make!

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  16. This looks so tasty and easy to make !! That salad also looks amazing can you share recipe

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  17. Your recipe looks so delicious. I cant wait to try it.

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  18. Oo sound tasty! I'd give it a try. I do like my beans.

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  19. Omg this looks so good! And I bet it's gorgeous with a slice of crusty bread x

    Sophia x http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

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  20. You made this look so good. Healthy and vegan to boot!

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  21. I was vegan a few years ago, I am currently vegetarian, but your recipe is making me think that I should go vegan again. It is so easy to make and looks delicious. I love that you cooked the onions, I would too and that you drizzled the olive oil on top, I love that too. This would make a wonderful dip for raw veg.

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  22. Not a fan of beans but you made this look really great! :)

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  23. I want to dive straight into that plate. You made this little vegan very happy with your recipe! <3

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  24. I can't remember when was the last time i ate fava! And i used to like it very much! I must ask my mother to make some next week. Wonderful pictures!

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  25. So many different recipes to try out but this looks just as good as all the others. I love that its a vegan recipe too, sometimes its good to opt for a healthier option.

    - Sondra (Prettyfitfoodie)

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  26. I have never cooked with fava beans but there is always a first time, right? This sounds delicious.

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  27. Nice. Simple, easy, tasty, and healthy. I think I need to give this one a try. I love how smooth the beans got.

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  28. I haven't done much with fave beans, but would love to give your recipe a try. I'm always looking for healthy snacks to have in the fridge. This would go great with my cut up veggies! Thanks (as always) for your wonderful and interesting recipes! x

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  29. This look so delicious and healthy. It would be great for a dressing in these warm months. Thanks for sharing.
    XOXO //SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

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  30. As a vegetarian, this recipe is perfection! Yummy and healthy, a great delicious alternative for those who don't eat meat!

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  31. This looks so delicious!!! I will have to make it for my mum she will love this!

    http://www.susanalopessnarey.com

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  32. Fava bean ,this term is really new for me. I believe this dish will be healthy and nutritious.

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  33. Mmm now this sounds amazing! I'll have to try this the next time broad beans appear in our veg box.

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  34. I don't really like beans but it sounds delicious. Love the salad, I would love a plate too!

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  35. It does look beautiful there. I would definitely be trying this. I have never tried fava beans but it looks delicious.

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  36. Oooh I love fava beans and fava bean dip. I've had it before and it's so tasty and healthy. I love spreading it on bread.

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  37. I've never tried this before but it looks yummy! The fresh salad looks perfect.

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  38. Thought it was white chocolate at first, looks tasty though! Never tried fava beans before :)

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  39. This meal is intetesting. I would like to try this at home. Thumbs up for sharing your recipe.

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  40. I have never tried lava beans before, but this looks so good! I think I will give it a try! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Very impressive and beautiful! I will have to try this recipe

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  42. I've never heard of fava beans. I guess we really do learn something new everyday! It looks like a great dish.

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  43. I've had fava beans before but I've never tried making them myself. I do make other types beans though. But they never cook well in the slow cooker. A pressure cooker would sweat the been out quite nicely. But I usually just use a regular pot. I bet these are quite tasty.

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  44. This looks amazing. Can't wait to try it!

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  45. I have never tried faba beans but paired with the salad looks amazing.

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  46. I've had fave beans before but I've never cooked them myself. I wouldn't have thought to put them in a salad!

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  47. I have never tried this recipe before but your dish looks delish and i am Saving it for future..

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  48. I love all kinds of beans even though I don't digest them well. I still reach for my favorites and face the music later. This is a delicious dish!

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  49. Thanks for this delicious and tasty looking dish. Innovative use of broad bean.

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  50. I've been moving away from meat towards a more plant based diet, and this sort of stuff is looking more and more delicious to me. Awesome stuff, thanks!

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  51. Great tip for using the pressure cooker! I had a problem with all this foam! Also you are the second person I've seen eating fava with olive oils (the first is my mother)!

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