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'Fava' mole - A fava bean guacamole

'Fava' mole - A fava bean guacamole

  • 2 cups fava beans
  • 2 cloves garlic, or some garlic scapes
  • 1/4 cup minced spring onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves or cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeño, or other hot pepper
  • 1/2 lime (or more to taste) salt and pepper to taste

Prepare your fava beans: Shell them, and boil until tender (4 minutes or so).
Drain and rinse under cool water to stop cooking.
To remove skin from beans, gently pinch end with finger and thumb to break the skin and push out the bean.
Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Add cooked Fava Beans, and pulse a few times, or until desired consistency.


About Fava Beans:

Also called Broad Beans, Don't let the double shelling deter you! The beans are packed with folate, iron, manganese and dietary fiber, Fava Guacamole is a great way to enjoy these beans while they are in season.