Seasoned Fava Beans/Ful Medames


Seasoned Fava Beans/Ful Medames
Often called the national dish of Egypt, ful medames and its variations are also widely popular in other Middle Eastern nations.This versatile dish can be prepared very simply and then seasoned to each individual diner’s taste.


        1 18-oz. can fava beans, drained
        6 tbsp. olive oil
        2 tbsp. lemon juice
        3 cloves garlic, crushed with a garlic
        press or the back of a spoon
        ½ tsp. salt
        ¼ tsp. black pepper
        ½ c. fresh parsley, chopped
        2 hard-boiked eggs, chopped or cut into wedges
        2 lemons, cut into wedges
        2 tomatoes, chopped

        2 green onions, chopped.


1. Place beans in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir in 2 tbsp. of the olive oil plus lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and ¼ c. of the parsley. Cook until heated through and steaming slightly, about 6 to 8 minutes.

2. Serve beans in individual bowls. Place hard-boiled eggs, lemon wedges, tomatoes, green onions, and the remaining olive oil and parsley in small bowls on the table, allowing diners to garnish and season as they like.*

*Other popular toppings and sides for ful are chopped cucumbers, cayenne pepper, cumin, and pickled vegetables.

Food: Seasoned Fava Beans/Ful Medames

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