The fava bean, more commonly known as the little ol’ broad bean is one of the oldest cultivated crops in the UK, and we were eating it as far back as the iron age! Well it tastes pretty darn good in this hummus mixed in with the coriander, a lovely subtle taste and the creaminess you’d expect from a regular chick pea hummus. A little bit more about the Fava bean; it’s high in protein, contains lots of fibre, is an excellent source of folates and contain L-dopa, a precursor of neuro chemicals in the brain such as dopamine, epinephrine and nor-epinephrine.
400g of cooked fava beans (broad beans)
1 lemon juiced
4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
2 handfuls of fresh coriander
Place all ingredients in a food processor or hi speed blender and whizz until smooth. Store in fridge.