Shelled Fava Beans with Olive Oil (Zeytinyagli Bakla)
1 lb shelled fava beans, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium tomato, diced
1 tsp tomato paste
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt to taste
1/3 cup hot water
1/3 cup fresh dill, chopped
Take olive oil and onions into a pot and sauté over medium heat until onions get translucent. Stir in shelled fava beans that you’ve chopped at any size you like. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until they change in color. Add tomato paste and tomato. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Then, add salt and hot water. Bring to a boil. Close the lid and simmer over low-medium heat until the shelled fava beans get soft (for about 30 minutes).
Add chopped dill and give a stir. Close the lid and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
Serve with either yogurt or garlic yogurt.
By Hayriye Cetin Karaca (www.turkishfoodandrecipes.com