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ful medames

Ful Medames

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.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Arabic
Servings 4 servings


  • 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


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon juice of
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • small handful parsley finely chopped


  • 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!
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