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
Servings: 2 people
- 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.