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Fave Bean Pesto

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  • Author: Prerna
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Kids (at least the ones I know) love pasta so I always make several varieties of pesto whenever I have time in hand. Store it in the refrigerator and pull it out whenever you are in a hurry and can’t be very creative, mix it with pasta, spread it on bread or add as a dip for veggies. My daughter loves Fava beans and Fava Bean Pesto is always available in my kitchen.


  • 1 cup fava beans (blanched and skinned)
  • 1/4 cup green pumpkin seeds
  • Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 23 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Put all the ingredients (except oil) in a blender or food processor and turn it on.
  2. While the blade’s still moving slowly pour the oil into the food processor through the opening on the lid.
  3. In the end you should get a smooth (or a little granular, depending on your taste) pesto. Spread it on the toast or mix it with pasta.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
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