Moroccan Bean Dip - Bessara Recipe

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If you like hummus, you will also like this simple and tasty bean dip. Fava beans are preferred, but Lima beans work well too. You can thin down the dip with chicken or vegetable stock to make a tasty bean soup.

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Servings: 6


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  1. Soak beans overnight in cold water
  2. Drain beans. Pinch skins off with thumb and finger if using Fava beans.
  3. Put beans in pot with garlic and cover with water. Simmer for 1.5 hours till beans are tender.
  4. Reserve some liquid and drain beans.
  5. Puree beans, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and half of paprika and cumin in blender or food processor. Add some of reserved liquid if puree is to thick.
  6. Sprinkle with rest of paprika & cumin and with cayenne.
  7. Server with pita chips or pita bread and garnish with lemon wedges if desired.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 44g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 76  
Calories from Fat 43 57%
Total Fat 4.85g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.68g 3%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 138mg 4%
Total Carbs 7.24g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.08g 0%
Protein 3.06g 5%
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  • l
    This dip is perfect for entertaining and is different then your typical hummus.
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    • pescador
      Very nice bean dip that could "pass" as hummus but has a slightly different texture (thicker) and meatier flavor. Wonderful with toasted pita or thinly sliced toasted baguette bread.
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