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9 Easy Canned Fava Bean Recipes

You’ll love these canned fava bean recipes!

Fava beans are a delicious and nutritious ingredient that can be used in all sorts of recipes.

Whether you are looking for a main dish, a side dish, or even a dessert, there is sure to be a recipe on this list that you’ll love.

And the best part is that all of these recipes use canned fava beans, so they are quick and easy to make.

Canned Fava Bean Recipes

9 Canned Fava Bean Recipes

So go ahead and give one (or all!) of these recipes a try the next time you are looking for a quick and easy meal!

Foul Mudammas (Egyptian Fava Beans)

Why not try something unique and add some extra flavor to your foul mudammas (Egyptian fava beans)?

By adding other ingredients and herbs, you can really bring out the best in this dish.

Some great options include:

A Tip

If you want an even creamier texture, try mashing the fava beans before adding the other ingredients.

This will help to create a smooth and rich dish that is truly delicious.

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Canned Fava Beans with Tomatoes (Easy Italian Recipe)

Fava Beans with Tomatoes (Easy Italian Recipe)

I love Italian food.

There’s just something about the combination of herbs and spices that create dishes that are full of flavor.

So, when I came across this recipe for Fava Beans with Tomatoes, I knew I had to try it.

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s very versatile.

You can add other ingredients and herbs to give it an extra boost of flavor.

For example, I like to add a little bit of garlic to mine.

You could also add some onion, red pepper flakes, or even some Parmesan cheese.

A Tip

If you’re not a fan of fava beans, you can always substitute them with another type of bean.

I think that white beans or chickpeas would work well in this recipe.

Catalan Fava Bean Soup

Catalan Fava Bean Soup

How about a warm bowl of Catalan fava bean soup to chase away the chill?

This soup is hearty and filling, and it’s easy to make.

  1. Just simmer some chopped onion, garlic, and celery in olive oil until softened.
  2. Then add a can of fava beans (drained and rinsed), some water or broth, and a little bit of white wine.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of thyme, and let the soup simmer for about 15 minutes.

To give the soup some extra flavor, try adding a Parmesan cheese rind to the pot while it simmers.

You can also stir in some chopped kale or chard during the last few minutes of cooking.

And if you really want to go all out, top each bowl of soup with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley or mint.

Moroccan Bessa

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This Dried Fava Bean Dip is a great way to add extra flavor to your meal.

By adding other ingredients and herbs, you can really make it your own.

Try adding some garlic, onion, or even cumin to give it a little extra flavor.

If you want a bit of a heat, you can also add some chili flakes.

Sicilian Pasta with Fava Beans

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I love looking down the aisle of my local grocery store and seeing all of the different pasta shapes.

It’s like a kid in a candy store!

I’m especially drawn to the tubular shapes like rigatoni, penne, and ziti.

I love how they hold onto sauce so well.

I also love how they’re perfect for a hearty dish like this Sicilian pasta with fava beans.

The key to making this dish extra flavorful is to add other robust ingredients like pancetta, garlic, and chili flakes.

These all work together to create a dish that is full of flavor and will leave you feeling satisfied.

If you want an extra boost of flavor, you can also add a tablespoon of tomato paste to the sauce.

This will give the sauce a lovely depth of flavor.

A Tip

If you can’t find fresh fava beans, you can substitute with canned.

Just make sure to drain and rinse them before adding them to the pasta.

Caramelized Onions & Fava Beans

Caramelized Onions & Fava Beans

If you have a big pan, caramelize some onions in it.

If not, no problem, just roast them in the oven with a little bit of olive oil until they’re brown and delicious.

Then, add your rinsed and drained fava beans to the pan.

Stir everything around so the beans are coated in the onions’ deliciousness, and then add a little bit of water, just to deglaze the pan and help the onions cook down a bit.

Now, it’s time to season.

I like to add a little bit of salt, pepper, and oregano to my fava beans.

You could also add some cumin, paprika, or chili powder if you want a bit of a kick.

Once everything is seasoned to your liking, let the fava beans cook until they’re tender.

This usually takes about 10 minutes.

When the fava beans are done, they make a great side dish or topping for salads and grain bowls.

And, if you want to get really fancy, you can top them with a fried egg.

A Tip:

If you find that your fava beans are a bit too bland, try adding some Parmesan cheese to the dish.

It will add a nice depth of flavor.

Persian Fava Beans

Persian Fava Beans

Persian food is all about layering flavors.

When cooking fava beans, be sure to add other ingredients and herbs that will enhance the flavor of the dish.

A few things to consider adding are:

  • Dried mint
  • Ground cumin
  • Chopped onions
  • Fresh parsley
  • Garlic

These additional ingredients will not only add more flavor to your dish, but will also give it a more authentic Persian taste.

A Tip

If you want to make your fava beans even more flavorful, try cooking them in chicken or beef broth.

This will give them a rich, savory flavor that is sure to please.

Easy Fava Bean Dip Recipe

Easy Fava Bean Dip Recipe

I love dipping things in flavorful sauces, and this easy fava bean dip recipe is no different.

By adding other ingredients and herbs, you can create a delicious and healthy dip that will be perfect for any occasion.

To start, you will need:

  • 1 can of fava beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup of tahini
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of water

Directions:

In a food processor or blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

If the dip is too thick, add more water until it reaches the desired consistency.

This dip can be served with fresh vegetables, crackers, or pita bread.

For an extra bit of flavor, try garnishing the dip with chopped fresh parsley or mint.

Canned Fava Bean & ‘Sausage’ Stew

Canned Fava Bean & 'Sausage' Stew

Your family is going to love this easy, flavorful, and healthy canned fava bean recipe!

Adding other ingredients such as onions, garlic, and herbs can really take the flavor up a notch.

If you want to get really creative, try adding some diced tomatoes, spinach, or even mushrooms.

Just be sure to drain and rinse the beans before adding them to the pot.

A Tip

If you find that your canned fava beans are a little too soft for your liking, you can always add a can of chickpeas or kidney beans to the mix.

This will help to thicken up the stew and give it a little more texture.

9 Easy Canned Fava Bean Recipes

If you have a can of fava beans in your pantry, put them to good use with one of these easy recipes. From simple sides to hearty main dishes, these recipes will help you turn fava beans into a delicious meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 400 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Foul Mudammas (Egyptian Fava Beans)
  • Fava Beans with Tomatoes (Easy Italian Recipe)
  • Catalan Fava Bean Soup
  • Moroccan Bessa
  • Sicilian Pasta with Fava Beans
  • Caramelized Onions & Fava Beans
  • Persian Fava Beans
  • Easy Fava Bean Dip Recipe
  • Fava Bean & 'Sausage' Stew

Instructions
 

  • Pick any of these recipes to serve for dinner.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Enjoy in no time!
Keyword Canned Fava Bean Recipes
Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.