Ful medames
  • Serves icon Serves 2 as a starter or 4 as a snack
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min

Ful medames is an Egyptian dish made with fava beans, parsley and garlic. Some versions are made into a dip or stew but we’ve served the dish here as a light salad. It makes a wonderful starter or snack served with pitta breads and only takes 15 minutes to make.

 

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
224kcals
Fat
15.5g (2.2g saturated)
Protein
6.3g
Carbohydrates
11.7g (4.2g sugars)
Fibre
6.5g
Salt
0.5g
Calories
224kcals
Fat
15.5g (2.2g saturated)
Protein
6.3g
Carbohydrates
11.7g (4.2g sugars)
Fibre
6.5g
Salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 400g tin broad beans or fava beans
  • Pinch paprika
  • Pinch cinnamon (optional)
  • Juice 2 lemons
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 large tomatoes, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 80ml olive oil
  • Bunch fresh flatleaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Pitta bread to serve

Method

  1. Put the broad/fava beans in a medium pan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil, then drain.
  2. Transfer the beans to a bowl and add a good pinch of salt and black pepper, the paprika and cinnamon and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix again. Serve with freshly toasted pitta bread.

delicious. tips

  1. Prepare the beans up to 24 hours in advance and keep covered in the fridge.

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