Monday, May 28, 2012

roasted fava bean crisps (bean nibblets)

The other day a colleague at work brought in some 'Dry Roasted Fava Bean' snacks that she got from the store.

They were really tasty!

As I do all my shopping at the market or online, I had to figure out an inexpensive way of making my own version of these nibbles.
I tasted and stared at the fava bean snacks for ages trying to figure out how I could work this.

The was obviously a little oil, salt and an oven involved.

So I started soaking a small amount of beans just to give it a go.
On my first try, they turned out great!

I was so happy with the end result and when I asked Joel what he thought I should call them, he said 'bean bites nibblets'.

I reckon that they will make a great addition to a trail mix, or the perfect protein packed snack.

I had them for lunch in a salad, but Joel just devoured them on their own.

Best eaten fresh out of the oven, but they seemed to keep well in the refrigerator (even kept their crunch!).


(makes 2 cups)

1 c dried lima beans, soaked for 12 hours
1-2 tsp olive oil
salt to taste

Heat oven to 180 degrees.
Place beans in a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and drain.
Combine with oil and salt to taste in a mixing bowl and toss.
Arrange on a baking tray, lined with baking paper.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes, tossing every 10 mins.

Nibble xo.

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