Middle Eastern Bean Dip (Foul Mudammas)

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My best friend is Syrian and taught me to make this. It is often eaten for breakfast, but I like to make it for dinner. It is vegan and great for fasting periods. If you cannot find fava beans, check a middle eastern market. Add more lemon juice if you like it bitter! Serve with pita bread. It's also great with Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and lemon wedges.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (15 ounce) can fava beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon tahini

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

Directions

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the fava beans, garbanzo beans, and water to the onion; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir the tomato paste, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the garlic, tahini, and cumin through the bean mixture; return the mixture to a boil and allow to cook at a boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Pour the mixture into a blender. Hold the lid of the blender in place with a towel and start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the mixture moving before leaving it on to puree to your desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
9g Fat
43g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 592mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 24mg 121%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 458mg 10%

* 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.