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Middle Eastern Dilled Fava Beans (Bagila)

Middle Eastern mezza/appetizer. Fava beans with a delicious lemony dill dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizers, Side Dish
Cuisine: Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 ½ cup
Calories: 252kcal


  • 20 oz. can large fava beans
  • 1 medium lemon juiced
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. dill weed
  • 1 ½ tsp. dried mint (optional)


  • Drain and rinse fava beans and add to a medium-sized bowl.
  • Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Pour the lemon and olive oil mixture over the Fava beans, and stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle with dill weed, and mint, if using. Mix in to incorporate the flavors.
  • Allow to marinate for at least an hour before serving.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 584mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g