Byessar (Moroccan Broad Bean Dip)
25 mins (prep 20, cooking 5)
9 ingredients
2 servings
Did you know that for the ancient Egyptians, beans were seen as a symbol of reincarnation and that they represented the rebirth of spring each year? I found this fabulous recipe for a Moroccan broad bean dip in the first edition - September 2005 - of the new Australian magazine 'Notebook: ideas for living'. It was part of an article on peas and beans. The 'cooking time' specified below does not include the 20 minutes cooling time in the refrigerator, necessary for allowing the flavours to blend. When I made this, I used frozen broad beans, thawed; they were baby beans so they didn't need peeling; and I used cumin because I haven't yet tracked down any ras el hanout. I also used 4 cloves of garlic - which is what I've included here in the ingredients; the original recipe had 1 clove of garlic.

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Serving Size (577.95 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 997.1 Calories from Fat 572.85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 63.65g 195.84%
Saturated Fat 8.94g 89.42%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 3.33mg 2.22%
Sodium 142.31mg 11.86%
Total Carbohydrate 95.07g 63.38%
Dietary Fiber 38.18 g 305.45%
Sugars 47.89 g %
Protein 40.25g 161.0%
Vitamin A 1823.55IU% Vitamin C 21.89mg%
Calcium 214.49mg% Iron 8.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
finely chopped, spice mix