Egyptian Fava Bean Dip “Foul Madamas”

Dip, Recipe, Vegetarian
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I have blogged a fava bean dip recipe in the past…but I have recently discovered Egyptian Fava Bean Dip (courtesy of my husband) and LOVE it.  It is similar to the original recipe…only better :-) Fava beans are a staple food in Egypt and are eaten by all Egyptians. In fact, fava bean dip is considered the national dish of Egypt. If you are interested in reading more about the health benefits, please refer to a previous post: http://suzyeats.com/fava-beans-what-can-a-fava-bean-do-for-me-mediterranean-healthy/.

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces of fava beans
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • parsley for garnish

Directions:

1. Place the fava beans in a large bowl. Add water and soak the fava beans in water overnight.  Keep them covered to maintain freshness.



2. Drain the fava beans and place on stove top. Boil for ~15 minutes.

3. Remove from stove and place into a large serving bowl. Add the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, cumin and salt. Mash together.

4. Slice the tomato and onion. Smash the garlic cloves. In a small frying pan, place 1 tablespoon of olive oil, tomato slices, onion slices and garlic cloves and cook. Stir occassionaly until onions and tomatoes are soft.

5. Add the onion and tomato slices on top of the mashed “dip”. Stir together.

6. Garnish with parsley. Serve and enjoy.

Serves: 8-12



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10 Responses to “Egyptian Fava Bean Dip “Foul Madamas””

  1. Happy When Not HungryNo Gravatar Says:

    Wow this dip looks so delicious and healthy! Yum!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    it is both. :-)

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  2. TiffanyNo Gravatar Says:

    This looks like the perfect dip to make when it’s super hot outside and you want something flavorful and healthy!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    it is definitely great in the summer ;-) with pita chips…

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  3. Parsley SageNo Gravatar Says:

    I’ve never had fava bean’s before but these flavors look very tasty! Well done :)

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    they are really good :-) one of my favorite beans.

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  4. 2sisters2citiesNo Gravatar Says:

    This recipe looks fantastic! I am actually hosting a fava bean linky party at http://www.2sisters2cities.com/2012/05/fresh-produce-tuesday-week-7-fava-beans as part of our Fresh Produce Tuesday series. I would love if you submitted this recipe!

    -m

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks!. I just entered my recipe.

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  5. susanNo Gravatar Says:

    Just made this! OMG, delicious! What do you eat it with? Pita bread?

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    glad you liked it. yes…pita bread or pita chips :-)

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