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Meze Fava Beans Recipe

Meze Fava Beans


In this quick and easy recipe for meze, a traditional Turkish dish, fava beans are cooked until tender, with onion, lemon juice, and dill.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ pounds fresh fava beans, shelled
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup chopped fresh dill


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Toss in fava beans and cook until slightly tender, about 2 minutes.
  2. Mix 2 tablespoons water and flour together in a bowl; pour into the fava bean mixture. Add 1 cup water, lemon juice, sugar, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until fava beans are very tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir dill into the fava bean mixture; continue simmering until flavors are combined, about 2 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

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Nutritional Information

Meze Fava Beans

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 229.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 30 %
carbohydrates: 11 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 58 %
fat: 7 %
saturated fat: 3 %
vitamin a iu: 3 %
niacin equivalents: 31 %
vitamin b6: 14 %
vitamin c: 5 %
folate: 61 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 22 %
magnesium: 40 %
potassium: 18 %
sodium: 1 %
thiamin: 32 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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