• Leyla Hur, as featured in Munaty Cooking

    Leyla Hur, as featured in Munaty Cooking

    "In Hong Kong, everything revolves around food, and it was not different in my family. In my family, each meal was truly an event and that is something I still hold close. Right after we finished one meal, Dad would discuss with us what we would have for our next meal..."

  • About Leyla

    About Leyla

    "Even from my earliest years, I liked to feed people and share my food with others. I have been privileged enough to grow up in Hong Kong, live in Malaysia, Australia, Canada, and now the United States; and I have travelled extensively throughout the world, sampling the delicacies of..."

  • Asian Beef Lettuce Cups (with Vegetarian Alternative)

    Asian Beef Lettuce Cups (with Vegetarian Alternative)

    "In Hong Kong, this is very famous and usually comes when you order Peking Duck. The restaurant will then make three dishes from the duck. You will usually get the skin (Peking Duck) which is served with..."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tomato Fava Dip

A more recent friend of mine, and fellow blogger Munaty Cooking posted a recipe the other day called Mashed Fava with Tomato which looked amazing. I knew I had to try this out.

So I went to the grocers and bought my fava beans (in the can) and everything I thought I needed... except, Tahini sauce. Something I usually have in my kitchen, but had just ran out and forgot to pop it on my list.

Not one to "give up" so easily, I wanted to make this today and had to find a substitute, so I did, and it was amazing! I am looking forward to trying Muna's dish next time I go to the grocers and grab more fava beans and tahini sauce. But today, I created an awesome variation, that did not last long on our lunch table.

Happy Cooking, Happy Eating!


1 cup canned fava beans  
1 can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped  finely      
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 TBSP oil        
Salt to taste
1 onion, finely diced
2 TBSP tomato paste
1/2 tsp ground cumin

1. Fry the onion until translucent, add tomatoes, garlic, and cumin. Stir for 3 minutes on medium heat.
2. Add the fava and mash with a potato masher. Stir on low heat
for 2 minutes.
3. Add tomato paste and stir to mix it. Add the juice from the canned tomatoes and stir for 2 minutes on medium heat until thickens like a thick jam.

Serve cooled with olive oil drizzled over and warm pita bread.


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