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Fava bean umami paste (about 200g)

Similar to Miso paste but made with British grown fava beans (rather than soya beans) and packed with a deep rich umami flavour with subtle notes of sherry. From Hodmedods and awarded 2 stars in both 2018 and 2019 Great Taste Awards.


Here is a recipe for umami dressing for a summer bean salad:


  • 75ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 1-2 tbsp Sherry Vinegar
  • ½ tbsp Maple Syrup
  • ½ tbsp Fava Umami Paste
  • A good grind of Black Pepper



  • Warm the olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan until you begin to smell the garlic (the idea is to infuse the oil rather than fry the garlic).
  • Remove the garlic, chop finely and spoon into a jar with a tightly fitting lid. Add the oil along with the remaining dressing ingredients, shake to bring everything together. Taste, you may like to tinker around with the balance, add a little salt if you like but the Umami paste brings so much salty, savoury depth that I doubt you will need it.




Fava bean umami paste (about 200g)

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