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This fava bean hummus dip is tangy, rich in flavor and texture and a perfect choice for a hearty breakfast, appetizer or snack.

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Inspired by ful medames, a popular Egyptian dish and common in the Middle East, it will fill you up and keep you satisfied all day.

It’s so simple to make, and has come to the rescue many times during last minute meal plans.

I like to keep a few cans of fava beans stocked for these last minute don’t know what to make episodes.

And it ends up perfect for the occasion each time.

You can use a can of fava beans, or dry fava beans soaked overnight to make this dish.

Keep in mind that whether canned or soaked, the beans should be cooked for additional time in a pressure cooker, to achieve a smooth texture.

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Ingredients in Fava Bean Hummus Dip

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  • Fava Beans — use canned fava beans or dried fava beans that have been soaked overnight. Whether canned or presoaked, we will pressure cook in the Instant Pot to ensure the fava beans are extremely tender and will blend into a smooth, creamy dip.
  • Lemon Juice — freshly squeezed lemon juice will ensure the best flavor.
  • Tahini — this is sesame seed paste and can be found in Middle Eastern grocery stores or in specialty aisles.
  • Garlic — one clove is a good amount for this recipe, minced. You can add or decrease the amount of garlic if you like.
  • Hot Sauce — this is optional, and not a traditional ingredient, but we like to add a little Frank’s red hot for an extra kick!
  • Salt — Himalayan pink salt enhances all of the flavors of this dip.
  • Olive Oil — cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling over top of the dip, to finish the dish.

How To Make Fava Bean Hummus Dip

STEP 1 – Pressure Cook the canned fava beans (or presoaked overnight fava beans).

Add fava beans to the Instant Pot and add water to fully cover. After pressure cooking the fava beans, drain the water.

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STEP 2 – Combine fava beans and remaining ingredients in a deep dish (or food processor).

Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl or food processor.

If using an immersion blender, you could add the ingredients to the

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STEP 3 – Blend using an immersion blender (or food processor).

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STEP 4 – Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and garnish with parsley.

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Health Benefits of Fava Bean Hummus Dip

Fava beans are high in fiber and protein, and help to regulate blood sugar levels. Tahini, sesame seed paste, is also high in fiber and rich in selenium.

What to Serve With Fava Bean Hummus Dip

This dish is perfect for breakfast, or as an appetizer or snack. Serve warm or cold with pita bread wedges, fresh vegetables and a side dish of olives.

It’s a great choice of side dish with grilled meat or vegetables. Try it in a sandwich wrap with any combination of vegetables, salad, meat and pickles.

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Storage and Preparation Tips

Fava bean hummus can be made a day in advance as it keeps well in the fridge for 3-5 days, in an air tight container.

It also freezes well for up to three months.

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Fava Bean Hummus Dip

Susan & Björn
Hearty bold flavored hummus made with fava beans for a filling breakfast or midday snack to keep you satisfied all day long. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with pita bread wedges, vegetables and a side dish of olives.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Egyptian
Calories 126 kcal
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrates 5 g


1 Instant Pot 6 Quart


  • 1 19 oz can Fava Beans, canned, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Cups Water, for the Instant Pot to come to pressure
  • ¼ Cup Sesame Seed Paste, tahini
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, Himalayan
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Sauce, Frank's Red Hot
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil, cold pressed extra virgin


Pressure Cook the Canned Fava Beans

  • Add Canned fava beans and water to Instant Pot.
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  • Pressure cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Drain water.
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Make the Fava Bean Dip

  • Transfer the pressure cooked fava beans (drained) to a deep bowl or food processor.
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  • Add the remaining ingredients (except olive oil).
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  • Blend with immersion blender or use a food processor to blend to your desired consistency.
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  • Continue to blend until thoroughly mixed.
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  • Transfer to a serving dish. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with pita bread wedges, olives and vegetables.
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Calories: 126kcal Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 1g Net Carbohydrates: 4g Protein: 3g Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Sodium: 634mg Potassium: 90mg Sugar: 0.4g Vitamin A: 11IU Vitamin C: 7mg Calcium: 24mg Iron: 1mg


The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.

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