Fava Bean Dip

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Tags: Bean, Dip, Farm Fresh, Gluten Free, Gourmet, Healthful, Healthy, Lactose Free, Spring, Vegan, Vegetarian
Course: Appetizer, Snack


  • 2 cups shelled fava beans approx. 2 lbs in pods
  • 5 tbsp Salute Santé! Basil Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 medium Lemon - juice and zest
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tbsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  • Shell the outer husk off the fava beans
  • Steam or blanch the beans until the inner shell comes loose, about 10 minutes
  • Remove the shells from the inner bean by pinching the ends of the pod.
  • Blend the fava beans with all other ingredients in blender until creamy.
  • If the dip is too thick, add more water until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Enjoy with fresh carrot sticks, pea pods or crackers.


2 lbs of fava bean pods will yield just over 2 cups of shelled fava beans.

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