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Ful Medames

Ful Medames are an easy delicious Mediterranean dip made with fava beans, tomatoes, onions, garlic olive oil and lemon juice.
Course Appetizer, Condiments & Pickles
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Legume
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Low-Carb, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 serving


  • 1 can fava beans (canned)
  • 30 grams tomato (1 small tomato)
  • 15 grams onion (1/8 small onion)
  • 6 grams garlic (1 small clove)
  • 1 sprig flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (+ more for topping)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (to taste)


  • Heat the beans in their liquid either in the microwave or on the stove.
  • Drain the beans and put them in a bowl, reserving the liquid to add later.
  • Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin and salt to the bowl with the beans. Mash the beans together with everything else until they are the consistency you want. The mixture will probably be quite thick, so add some of the cooking liquid from the beans until it reaches the consistency you want.
  • Adjust the seasonings to taste and then plate ful medames in a bowl, using a spoon to make some waves on the surface. Cover with more olive oil and serve with bread and pickled vegetables.