Ful Medames

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Plat de Ful Medames


Wake up to ful medames, an Egyptian stew made from fava beans and chickpeas, spiced to perfection and served with eggs or pita bread.


8 small servings



  • 19 oz (540 ml) can of fava beans (with liquid) 
  • 19 oz (540 ml) can of chick peas 
  • 1 c. (250 ml) water 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) salt 
  • 2 tbsp. (30 ml) lemon juice 
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) cumin 
  • ½ tsp. (2.5 ml) black pepper 
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely diced 
  • 1 small onion, finely diced 
  • Handful of parsley, chopped, as garnish  
  • 2 tbsp. (30 ml) olive oil 
  • Lemon wedges  



  1. In a medium-sized pot, bring the fava beans (with liquid), chickpeas and water to a simmer over medium heat. Remove pot from heat and mash some of the beans (about ½ cup) against the side of the pot. 
  2. Stir in the garlic, salt, lemon juice, cumin and black pepper. 
  3. Transfer the bean mixture into one large serving dish or divide across four small dishes. Drizzle with olive oil and arrange the tomato, onion and parsley decoratively on top. 
  4. Serve with lemon wedges.