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Hearty Ful Medames

Originally an Egyptian recipe, Ful Medames has made its way onto Middle Eastern tables.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: ful, medames
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 420kcal


  • 1 can fava beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth or canned liquid
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • ¼ cup falt-leaf parsley chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of preferred seasonings such as yogurt chili pepper, sweet peas and mint
  • salt to taste
  • Side options include chips bread, hard-boiled eggs, salad, pitas, taco shell, pricked vegetables, and naan


  • Drain and place the bean in a bowl.
  • Mash the beans with a fork until they are the consistency you want.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium-sized skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in beans, cumin, lemon juice, and salt, and cook for 5 minutes on medium. While stirring add your choice of liquid can be either chicken broth, vegetable broth, canned liquid or olive oil. Add slowly until reaching the desired consistency.
  • Adjust the seasonings to taste and then plate in a bowl. Use a spoon to make some waves on the surface for presentation. Cover with more olive oil, drizzle additional choices of seasoning and serve with preferred sides.