Ful medames (also called foul madammas) is a treasured Egyptian dish that rivals hummus. It's made using creamy fava beans and dressed in a lemon and garlic sauce. Accompany it with flat breads, salad and pickles and enjoy its' creamy, hearty flavors.
1 tablespoon olive oil 1 red onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon cumin 2 cans fava beans 1 cup (250 ml) water ½ teaspoon kosher salt Dressing 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 lemon juice of 2 cloves garlic minced small handful parsley finely chopped Salad cherry tomatoes cut in half large handful parsley finely chopped
Heat the olive oil in a medium size saucepan. Saute the onion for 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and the cumin and saute for a further minute. Drain and rinse the fava beans. Transfer them to the saucepan, add the water and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. When the fava beans have finished cooking mash some of them with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Stir to incorporate the whole fava beans. Meanwhile, combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle parsley over the top and add the tomatoes and jalapenos. Serve with flat bread and pickles. Pass the dressing around and enjoy!