A deliciously seasoned fava bean, onion, and tomato dip recipe! Traditionally served with pita bread for breakfast in Egypt.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the beans into a pot and bring to a boil. Mix them well and add onion, tomato, olive oil, cumin, parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper. Bring the mixture back to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Let the mixture cook 5 minutes. Serve warm with grilled pita.

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Nutrition Facts

101 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 13.6g 4% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 321.5mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2003
Hello. I am Egyptian Very nice ingredients it's almost how we eat it. we usually ommit the red peppers And sometimes we mix all ingredients in a blender & it becomes a smooth creamy spread(i love that) & other times tbsp Tahini is added air dried beef slices & also crushed garlic cloves is almost a necessity we don't usually add parsley though. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2011
This had an interesting flavor... we made it with fava beans from our garden which probably gave it a different tast (and was a lot of work). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2003
Hello. I am Egyptian Very nice ingredients it's almost how we eat it. we usually ommit the red peppers And sometimes we mix all ingredients in a blender & it becomes a smooth creamy spread(i love that) & other times tbsp Tahini is added air dried beef slices & also crushed garlic cloves is almost a necessity we don't usually add parsley though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
My husband is Egyptian and we make this (ful) at least once per week. Usually we sautee the onion and tomato in some olive oil first... then add the garlic... then add in the rinsed canned beans. Mash them with a fork. And let cook. Add salt & pepper cumin and 1 T or so of tahini. A little lemon and parsley to finish. Divine. Really good served with eggs too... hard boiled are more traditional but we also do sunny-side up and poached. The yolky-bean mixture is yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2006
I was in egypt recently. They did eat this almost every morning. They did not put lemon in it. Instead they put lemon wedges in a bowl for you to squeeze on yourself. Typically they would smash all the beans with their fork and then scoop onto the pita bread! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2005
This is the classic Middle Eastern way to enjoy fava beans. I wouldn't call it a "dip" per se by American standards. I always serve the beans in a bowl with pita bread or lavash (paper thin flat bread) on the side to dip in the liquid. If you don't find fava beans in the supermarket try a Middle Eastern grocery store. They are also known as "foul mudammas" or "foul" (pronounced like 'fool'.) Yes the smell during cooking may seem unusual to you at first but the taste is all its own - and delicious. Thanks Beverly for sharing the recipe with everyone! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
I made this for dinner because I couldn't wait until breakfast. It was soo yummy. Really lemony cuminy and tangy tasting. Also it was so easy and extremely fresh-tasting. I loved it. Give it a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2003
YUMMY! Really unusual delicious any time of the day. I used home-cooked beans plus some of their cooking liquid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2005
Delicious Exotic Nutrituious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2003
This is a great and simple recipe that has a lot of versatility. I found the parsley to detract from the dish however and will take another poster's advice on putting in some garlic. I didn't have pita bread so I substituted with flour tortillas and it was better than you'd think. I had a really tough time finding fava beans for some reason. Nobody at the store know what they were and I asked five people! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2003
This makes your taste buds go wild!! and it's filling! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2011
This had an interesting flavor... we made it with fava beans from our garden which probably gave it a different tast (and was a lot of work). Read More
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