Thursday, May 29, 2014

At the souq - Bisara

One of my favorite things about living in Morocco, and our region specifically, is the produce. I go grocery shopping across the street at a daily farmers market filled with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. With all of this quality and convenience, our diet has changed its focus to creating meals centered around this seasonal produce. This little series, "at the souq," highlights some of our favorite finds and grinds.

This is a recipe using ingredients that are always at the souq and always where ever you are with grocery stores. The tasty to easy ratio here is incredible, and a recent trip up north reminded me how much I love this stuff. You should make this one. You can thank me Morocco later.

Moroccan Bissara

Dried Fava Beans
2-3 garlic cloves
Salt, cumin, and red pepper
1/2 cup (or more) tasty olive oil
Boil fava beans with garlic in preferred amount of water until beans are soft and breaking down. Put in spices and olive oil. Blend with an immersion blender or whatever you have until it is all smooth. Add more olive oil at the end (be generous, this is an excuse to eat good olive oil with a spoon). Depending on the water, you can make this thick like hummus or a very thin soup. Eaten with bread and olives.  
Here is a youtube video!


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