Sunday, January 29, 2012

Foul (Middle Eastern Fava Bean's Breakfast)

Good morning! (Good noon?)
I made this last week and have been meaning to post it, but got swamped with work.

So this a mix of the Syrian and Jordanian way to do this dish. Enjoy :-)


  • 1 can fava beans
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 3 tbsps. olive oil (or as needed)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 stalks green onion
  • Parsley (granish)
  1. Open the fava bean can and place contents in a small pot. Cook on medium heat until soft.
  2. While the fava beans cook cut up the green onions, the tomato, and the garlic clove.  Place in medium bowl. -->
  3. Once the fava beans are ready you are going to need to mash them. Make sure the liquid level is not too high. You want them to have a smooth consistency, not too runny. I usually just mash it in the pot. 
  4. Add fava beans to the bowl. Add olive oil and lemon juice. Mix everything. It is kind of hard to describe, but you can look at the picture below to see the consistency. Add salt to taste.
  5. Add chopped parsley to garnish.
  6. Add additional olive oil or lemon juice to taste.

I know this recipe was slightly confusing, so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!


  1. Do you add the liquid from the cans as well?

    1. Yes I usually cook the beans in the liquid and keep a little to mash the beans.