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Middle Eastern Bean Dip (Foul Mudammas)

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arhiles

My best friend is Syrian and taught me to make this. It is often eaten for breakfast, but I like to make it for dinner. It is vegan and great for fasting periods. If you cannot find fava beans, check a middle eastern market. Add more lemon juice if you like it bitter! Serve with pita bread. It's also great with Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and lemon wedges.

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  • Calories:
  • 290 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 10.7 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 592 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the fava beans, garbanzo beans, and water to the onion; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir the tomato paste, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the garlic, tahini, and cumin through the bean mixture; return the mixture to a boil and allow to cook at a boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour the mixture into a blender. Hold the lid of the blender in place with a towel and start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the mixture moving before leaving it on to puree to your desired consistency.
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eatyourveggies
5
8/3/2012

I'm watching an Ethiopian woman smashing the competition in the 10,000 meter race in the Olympics, London 2012! About this Foul Mudammas. I really like what I got with the changes I made. All Favas, no garbanzos, no water, 15 oz can tomato sauce, double the tahini and cumin. Excellent.

valerie
4
5/13/2011

This tastes good, but it looks just awful. I think the color is just really bad. My blender couldn't process the whole amount at once, so I had to divide it and blend separately. I never got it to a super smooth consistency.

NermoJJ
3
9/17/2014

I'm Egyptian, &foul modammas is authentically Egyptian. That recipe is overwhelming &I can make 3 different recipes from those ingredients! Your Syrian friend might have made that up, it's ok but it shouldn't be called foul modammas! if u like the ingredients of this recipe, just mash the beans up with a fork before adding the rest of ingredients. NO Blender! 1*Egyptian foul modammas is simply mashing the contents of the can (with or w/out its liquid, depending on preference) mash it lightly with adding lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, little dry coriander, salt &pepper. 2*Another dish u do the same with adding some tahini (that's the Alexandrian version). 3*another version add cucumber, onion &tomato chopped very small &mixed. all the above 3 recipes are served in room temperature. 4*another dish served warm is sautee in a Tbsp of oil 2 cloves of garlic splash with diced tomato then add the beans &the same spices but no lemon!(this one is called foul bel ta'aleya) In our mums group we are 6 nationalities & they all love it with all the different recipes! you can also serve it beside eggs for a filling brunch!