Foul mudammas recipe, made with hearty, creamy fava beans and loaded with flavor from ground cumin, fresh herbs, and a zippy lemon garlic sauce with hot peppers! Don’t worry, the sauce is not spicy, but it adds just the right kick.
I use a shortcut in this quick fava beans recipe. Serve it with warm pita bread and sliced veggies. Or turn it into a big vegan feast with falafel and sides like tahini, hummus, and roasted cauliflower!
- 2 cans plain fava beans (13 to 15 ounces each can) (see notes if using dry fava beans)
- ½ cup water
- Kosher salt
- ½ to 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 to 2 hot peppers, chopped (jalapenos will work here)
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 large lemon juice of
- Extra virgin olive oil (Early Harvest)
- 1 cup chopped parsley
- 1 tomato, diced
- Warm pit bread
- Sliced tomatoes
- Sliced cucumbers
- Green onions
- In a cast iron skillet or saucepan, add the fava beans and ½ cup water. Warm over medium-high heat. Season with kosher salt and cumin. Use a potato masher or fork to mash the fava beans.
- In a morter and pestle, add the hot peppers and garlic. Smash. Add in juice of one lemon and stir to combine.
- Pour the garlic and hot pepper sauce over the fava beans. Add a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Top with chopped parsley, diced tomatoes, and a few slices of hot peppers, if you like.
- Serve with pita bread, sliced veggies and olives.
- To make Foul Mudammas from dry fava beans: Start with 1 cup of dry fava beans. Soak in plenty of water over night (beans will expand in size.) Drain and discard soaking water. If you like, peel the beans and discard the hard skin. Place beans in a large pot or saucepan, and add plenty of water (about 5 cups or so.) Bring them to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover part-way and let simmer for about 1 hour. Drain and discard water. Proceed with foul muddamas recipe above.
- Where to find fava beans? Fava beans are available in many grocery stores near other canned beans or particularly in the international section. You may also find dry fava beans in the bulk section near chickpeas. Otherwise, find canned fava beans via Amazon (affiliate): California Garden Fava Beans and Cortas Fava Beans. For dry fava beans: Hunza Fava Beans or Bob’s Redmill Fava Beans, which are a bit larger but can be used in the same way (affiliate links).
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- Category: Vegan
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keywords: Foul Mudammas, Fava Beans, Egyptian Fava Beans