Easy Middle Eastern Fuul Medammes

  • PrepTime: 5 Mins
  • CookTime: 10 Mins
  • TotalTime: 15 Mins


  1. 1 (15-ounce) can fava beans
  2. 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or 2 cloves, peeled and finely chopped)
  3. 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  4. 1 tablespoon tahini
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. 3 tablespoons hot water
  7. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  8. Optional garnish: parsley (finely chopped)


  1. In a saucepan, combine the fava beans, with their liquid, minced garlic, and fresh lemon juice. Bring it to a boil and then remove from heat.
  2. Drain the excess liquid and coarsely mash the fava beans with a fork or a potato masher right in the pot. Return the pot to low heat. Add the tahini and salt, the hot water, and then the olive oil, one tablespoon at a time. Stir to your desired consistency. Add more water or olive oil, if needed. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
  3. Serve ful for breakfast with hot pita bread.
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