Fava Bean Breakfast Spread


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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (15 ounce) can fava beans

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 large tomato, diced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ground red pepper, to taste


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
4g Fat
14g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 322mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 316mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.