Foul Medammes (Spicy Fava Bean Dip)


Warm spicy fava bean dip; drizzle with additional olive oil to serve.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (15 ounce) can fava beans, drained

  • lemon, juiced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • cup tahini

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat; saute onion, tomato, and garlic until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir fava beans, lemon juice, cumin, and turmeric into onion mixture; cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir tahini into fava bean mixture and cook until warmed, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Pour fava bean mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
18g Fat
23g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Sodium 485mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 29mg 143%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 486mg 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.