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Pita dipping into ful medames bowl surrounded by vegetables

Ful Medames

Ful Medames is a popular Middle Eastern breakfast recipe that's made with cooked fava beans and cumin, then topped with a garlicky, lemon olive oil sauce!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Arabic, lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
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Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 487kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 2 14 ounces can fava beans
  • 1 15 ounces can chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Sauce for topping

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapenos
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pour the fava beans and the chickpeas together into a colander to drain. Rinse the beans in cold water.
  • Transfer the rinsed, drained beans to a medium saucepan over medium heat, and add 1 and half cups of cold water. Season with cumin and kosher salt.
  • Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer uncovered for 20 minutes until most of the water is absorbed, smashing occasionally with the back of a wooden spoon to get the desired consistency.
  • Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl.
  • When the beans and chickpeas are done cooking, serve the sauce on top or next to the ful medames. You can have stir half the sauce with the bean mixture and serve the other half on the side.
  • Serve with fresh parsley on top along with warm pita, tomatoes and radishes.

Notes

Storage: Ful medames can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Add a little water to it when reheating to get the desired consistency.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1499mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 708IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 4mg