Ful Medames, Syrian Style Recipe

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 The Syrian way of serving it is as a fava bean and chickpea salad with fresh tomatoes and Ful medames, Syrian style Recipe


Ful medames is a simple savory Middle-Eastern breakfast dish! The Syrian way of serving it is as a fava bean and chickpea salad with fresh tomatoes and parsley. Perfect with warm pita bread.

Author: Zena
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4 servings


1 15 oz. can chickpeas
2 15 oz. can fava beans
2 large tomatoes
½ bunch parsley
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ tsp cumin
¼-1/2 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)

Tahini sauce (optional)
2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp water


1. Dice tomatoes. Remove stems from parsley stems and chop parsley leaves. Rinse and drain canned fava beans and chickpeas.

2. Prepare tahini sauce in a small bowl if using. Adding this will make the dish a little creamier.

3. Whisk tahini sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine. Taste and add salt as needed. Top with fresh chopped parsley and serve!

Source: Zena N Zaatar.com

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