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fava beans
Middle Eastern Dilled Fava Beans (Bagila)
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Middle Eastern mezza/appetizer. Fava beans with a delicious lemony dill dressing.

Course: Appetizers, Side Dish
Cuisine: Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 1/2 cup
Calories: 252 kcal
  • 20 oz. can large fava beans
  • 1 medium lemon juiced
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dill weed
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried mint (optional)
  1. Drain and rinse fava beans and add to a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Pour the lemon and olive oil mixture over the Fava beans, and stir to combine.
  3. Sprinkle with dill weed, and mint, if using. Mix in to incorporate the flavors.
  4. Allow to marinate for at least an hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Middle Eastern Dilled Fava Beans (Bagila)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 584mg25%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.