In Morocco and throughout the Middle East, fava beans are called by their Arabic name, ful. In various parts of the English-speaking world, they're also known as broad beans, horse beans, Windsor beans and English beans. Whatever you call them, fava beans are delicious and nutritional. Try them in the Moroccan recipes listed below.
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This delicious tagine features freshly shelled fava beans in a tangy sauce flavored with ginger and preserved lemons. No need to peel the fava beans ahead of time as each diner decides whether or not to do so at the table. Beef or goat meat can be substituted for the lamb.
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Fava Bean Salad With Chermoula
This easy cooked Fava Bean Salad is usually offered as a side, but it can also be served as a vegetarian main dish. Moroccans typically eat it as a dip with Moroccan bread or as a finger food. Whether or not to remove the fava bean skins is left to the preference of the diner.
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Fava Beans in Tomato Sauce
This traditional Moroccan dish features fava beans in a zesty tomato sauce. Although usually served as a side, it would make an excellent vegetarian main dish as well.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Although fresh fava beans are all the rage while in season, Moroccan cuisine makes good use of dried beans as well. Here, dried fava beans, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil are used to make a zesty Moroccan dip which may be thinned to soup consistency. Serve with a spoon and with some crusty bread for dipping in.
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Fava beans aren't always the star ingredient; here, for example, they show up as an optional but popular addition to a classic Couscous with Seven Vegetables. Add as many as you like; a handful or two is usually sufficient.
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