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Lebanese Ful Medames also known as Foul Medames or Foul Mudamas is a popular Middle Eastern savory breakfast dish that’s made with cooked fava beans, topped with a garlic lemon dressing, and served with fresh vegetables and pita bread.
Lebanese Ful Medames makes for a healthy vegetarian Lebanese breakfast that is full of flavor. This dish comes together in less than 20 minutes! I always keep my pantry stocked with cooked fava bean cans, I get mine from my local Middle Eastern store.
Ingredients for this Easy Lebanese Ful Recipe:
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- Cooked fava beans cans
- Lemon juice
- Olive Oil
How do you make Lebanese ful?
- Rinse your cooked fava bean cans with cold water and drain, to get rid of excess salt .
- Place rinsed and drained fava beans in a large saucepan over medium heat, and add 1 and half cups of cold water.
- Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat, using a wooden garlic smasher, smash your fava beans to get the desired consistency. The recipe calls for smashing to a smooth consistency, but we prefer a lightly smashed chunky consistency.
- While the fava bean is cooking, in a small bowl, add crushed garlic, salt and lemon juice and mix well.
Pour the lemon garlic sauce over the cooked cooked fava beans and mix well. Taste and adjust salt/sour.
Transfer to a serving bowl, top with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped tomatoes and fresh parsley.
- Serve with pita bread and radishes if you’d like.
What is a Good Substitute For Fava Beans?
If you can’t find fava beans, you can substitute with cooked pinto beans. They have a very similar texture and taste.
How to Store Lebanese Ful Medames?
While ful Medames is best enjoyed when served immediately, you can store in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. Warm it up a little bit before serving again.
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