Fuul (Fava Bean Awesomeness)

Good morning everyone,

We love fuul around here – a hearty Egyptian breakfast dish with a fava bean base.  It is simply delicious with some tahini sauce, tomatoes, onion, cumin and lots of lemon juice and paprika.

The dish takes some time to make but it is so worth it!  We serve it with toast or a nice whole wheat bread for a great start to our day!  It is full of fibre, good carbohydrates, iron and lemon – have we mentioned the lemon?



2 cups cooked fava beans, or used canned but rinse them well
Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, finely diced
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1/2 cup water
Salt and black pepper to taste
Juice from 2 fresh lemons 

1/2 onion, sliced finely
1 tomato, finely diced
1/4 cup tahini garlic sauce
1 teaspoon smoked paprika, or to taste
1 lemon, sliced into quarters
1/2 cup cilantro, leaves only

Heat the fava beans up on medium heat in the 1/2 cup water, pepper and lemon juice.  While the beans are heating, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small frying pan.  Over medium heat, cook the diced onion, garlic cloves and cumin until the mixture begins to turn golden.  Remove from heat.

Mash the fava beans and add the onion mixture.  Add salt to the dish after tasting.  Stir well and let the mixture sit for 5 to 10 minutes to thicken.

Place 1/2 cup fava bean mixture in each bowl and garnish with the sliced onion, tomato, tahini garlic sauce, smoked paprika, lemon and cilantro.

Serve with naan, toast, or whole wheat bread.


To kick this dish up a notch, you can add the hot sauce of your choice.

Until next time,

Peace and love,



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