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Ful Medames

About the Dish:

Ful Medames is a traditional Egyptian dish made with cooked fava beans. It is a popular breakfast dish in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. The dish is typically served with a variety of toppings and accompaniments, such as olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, diced tomatoes, and fresh herbs. The beans are slow-cooked until they are soft and creamy, and then flavored with garlic, cumin, and other spices. Ful Medames is a nutritious and filling dish that is perfect for starting your day.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 500mg
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 2g
Protein 15g


Ingredient Quantity
Dried fava beans 1 cup
Garlic cloves 3
Cumin 1 teaspoon
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Lemon juice 2 tablespoons
Tahini 2 tablespoons
Diced tomatoes 1/2 cup
Fresh herbs (parsley or cilantro) for garnish

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Rinse the fava beans and soak them in water overnight.
  • Step 2: Drain the soaked beans and transfer them to a large pot. Add enough water to cover the beans, along with the garlic cloves and cumin. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 1 hour or until the beans are tender.
  • Step 3: Drain the beans, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Mash the beans using a fork or potato masher, adding a bit of the cooking liquid if needed to achieve a creamy consistency.
  • Step 4: In a small pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the mashed beans and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step 5: Serve the ful medames hot, topped with lemon juice, tahini, diced tomatoes, and fresh herbs. Enjoy!

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