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Fava Bean and Chickpea Plate

This is my take on Tatte's chickpea and fava bean plate because I personally think it's the best thing on the menu. The flavors are very Mediterranean and savory and it can be something you make for yourself for lunch or dinner. The prep is minimal and it's a recipe you can follow along easily.

You have hummus at the bottom, sautéed fava beans in fresh oregano, red onion, chili oil on top, and zaatar as garnish. You can choose to make homemade hummus or use store-bought. As for the fava beans, I used the brand Goya but you can find a brand that works for you. The hot chili pepper flavored extra virgin olive oil was from Wegman's, but again you can find one that works for you. The addition of the chili oil brought this whole plate together, so I'd say it's an essential component.

So, you're going to need frozen fava beans, hummus, red onion, fresh oregano, hot chili pepper flavored extra virgin olive oil, and zaatar. Let's get to it!

Yields: 1-2

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

This recipe is dairy free, vegetarian, and vegan.



1. ¼ bag of frozen fava beans

2. Hummus (follow my recipe on my blog if you'd like to make it yourself)

3. ½ red onion, sliced into half crescents

4. 2 TBSPs fresh oregano, finely chopped

5. Hot chili pepper flavored extra virgin olive oil

6. Extra virgin olive oil

7. Salt

8. Zaatar

9. Pita bread



1. First, grab a medium sized pot and fill it up half way with water. Add in ¼ bag of the fava beans into the pot of water and allow them to fully cook through on medium high heat.

2. While the fava beans are cooking, have your red onions chopped and your hummus made (or store-bought).

3. Once the fava beans are done, drain them and set them aside.

4. Grab a medium-sized frying pan and place it onto the stove top on medium-high heat. Pour in 2 TBSPs olive oil and once it simmers, add in the fava beans. Sauté well and then after 2-3 minutes add in the red onion. Mix in and sauté. Salt the fava beans and red onion to taste.

5. Once the red onion begins to wilt, add in the fresh oregano. Mix it in. The fava beans and red onion will be done once the red onion is soft and cooked through, but don't allow them to burn, as shown in the picture above.

6. Let's put it all together: grab a small serving plate, and scoop on 3-4 spoonfuls of hummus onto the plate. Spread well. Add on the fava bean and red onion mix to your liking (you could save the rest if it's too much to add). Drizzle on hot chili pepper olive oil around the plate to your liking. Season with salt and zaatar to taste.

7. Enjoy with pita bread!


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