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Fava Beans in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Photo of prepared Fava Beans in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Photo attribution: My Tu Duong
Ready In: 30 minutes
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarian
A quick recipe with a special kick! Serve this as a side dish or an appetizer with bread.

What you'll need

Sharp knife
Cutting board
Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
Large skillet
Wooden spoon


Serves 4
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Onion finely chopped
1 clove Garlic large, minced
1 tablespoon Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend see note below
1 teaspoon Cumin ground
1 Tomato large, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Black Pepper ground, to taste
15 ounces Fava Beans canned, washed and drained or 1 1/2 cups Fava Beans cooked


1.In a skillet, heat oil. Add onion and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
2.Add garlic, berbere spice, and cumin. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
3.Add tomato, salt, and black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes.
4.Add fava beans. Stir and cook for about 10 minutes.
5.Serve with crusty bread or injera.

Chef's Tips

  • You can replace berbere spice with your favorite chili powder and a pinch of ground cayenne.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 0.50 cup

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4 g5%
Saturated Fat 1 g5%
Sodium 638 mg28%
Total Carbohydrate 17 g6%
Dietary Fiber 5 g18%
Protein 5 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: