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Fava Bean Breakfast Spread

Fava Bean Breakfast Spread

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Beverly Estes

Beverly Estes

A deliciously seasoned fava bean, onion, and tomato dip recipe! Traditionally served with pita bread for breakfast in Egypt.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 322 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Pour the beans into a pot and bring to a boil. Mix them well and add onion, tomato, olive oil, cumin, parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper. Bring the mixture back to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Let the mixture cook 5 minutes. Serve warm with grilled pita.
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Wessam Zaki
170

Wessam Zaki

9/19/2003

Hello. I am Egyptian, Very nice ingredients, it's almost how we eat it. we usually ommit the red peppers And sometimes we mix all ingredients in a blender & it becomes a smooth creamy spread(i love that) & other times tbsp Tahini is added, air dried beef slices & also crushed garlic cloves is almost a necessity we don't usually add parsley though.

muslim mom
132

muslim mom

4/27/2008

My husband is Egyptian and we make this (ful) at least once per week. Usually, we sautee the onion and tomato in some olive oil first... then add the garlic... then add in the rinsed, canned beans. Mash them with a fork. And let cook. Add salt & pepper, cumin, and 1 T or so of tahini. A little lemon and parsley to finish. Divine. Really good served with eggs too... hard boiled are more traditional, but we also do sunny-side up and poached. The yolky-bean mixture is yummy.

LAMBCHOP317
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LAMBCHOP317

1/2/2006

I was in egypt recently. They did eat this almost every morning. They did not put lemon in it. Instead they put lemon wedges in a bowl for you to squeeze on yourself. Typically they would smash all the beans with their fork and then scoop onto the pita bread!

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