Roasted Fava Beans

Fava beans or as they are sometimes known as Broad beans has been a staple in Middle Eastern countries dating back to the time of the pharaohs. They are a great source of iron, folate, magnesium, protein, and fiber.


In this recipe, I roasted the fava beans after boiling them to make the ultimate spicy crunchy snack. 

Roasted Fava Beans


  • 2 cups cooked fava beans
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • lots of salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/ tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F = 180c
  2. Dry the fava beans in a towel then spread on a nonstick baking sheet
  3. Sprinkle some salt
  4. Bake for 15 mins
  5. Remove from the oven and add the remaining spices
  6. Add oil here if you desire
  7. Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes
  8. Turn off the oven and let it crisp some more in the oven for an hour or two - optional
  9. Store in an airtight container