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Bessara Recipe

Looking for an easy Bessara recipe? Learn how to make Bessara using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by pennique

Makes 2 servings



From Cranks Bible, Nadine Abensur: broad bean (fava bean) dip. Made with 300g frozen broad beans rather than 120g dried.

Recipe Ingredients for Bessara

120 g fava beans
100 ml water
3 garlic cloves
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1/5 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne
2 tbsp fresh coriander, ripped up

Recipe Directions for Bessara

  1. Boil broad beans till tender, then put into food processor and blend with the chopped garlic and a little of the cooking liquid.

  2. Pour in the olive oil, whilst blending (I have used less than stated in the recipe - it recommends double this and an extra tablespoon swirled in to serve).

  3. Add the paprika and cumin, reserving a little to sprinkle on the top.

  4. Add the salt and cayenne and stir in.

  5. Put in a serving dish, sprinkle reserved paprika and cumin and garnish with coriander leaves.

  6. Serve with raw veg, pitta, grilled courgettes & aubergines, etc...

Categories

Appetizers, Side Dish, Snacks, Middle Eastern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 125.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
281
Calories from Fat
74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.2g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
246mg
10%
Potassium
723mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
38.1g
13%
Dietary Fiber
15.9g
64%
Sugars
3.7g
Protein
16.4g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 9% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
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