Fava beans are broad green legumes that grow in long pods. Split fava beans are tasty, versatile and easy to cook - they don’t even need soaking. They can be used to make dal, falafel and hummus, or even to thicken soups, stews and curries.
By buying and cooking with dried beans rather than canned beans, you will not only enjoy a much nicer taste after they have been cooked, but you'll also save money!
Cooking with Split Fava Beans
To cook simply cover the beans with water or stock, boil for 10 minutes then simmer, braise or roast for 20-30 minutes more. Pre-soaking speeds up cooking but isn't essential. The beans will get softer and softer as they cook. Once cooked, use them straight away, pop in the fridge for up to 2 days, or freeze them to use later.
To make a fava bean hummus, drain 250g of the cooked beans and then blitz in a processor with the juice of 1 lemon, 2 cloves of crushed carlic, 2 tbsp of tahini, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt. Once it has formed a paste, add a spoonful of water and blitz again, then serve and dip away!
British Grown Organic Split Fava Beans (Broad Beans)
Ingredients: Organic Fava Beans (Broad Beans). May contain small stones.
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Due to the way our food is stored and packaged, this product may contain traces of other allergens due to cross-contamination.