This is what we are all going for...a dish that's simple, healthy, easy and delicious.
Ful (pronounced "fool") has only 5 ingredients and takes only minutes to prepare. It’s nothing more than some mashed fava beans with lemon, garlic, parsley, and a chili. The flavors combined will leave your taste buds feeling satisfied.
Canned fava beans are common at Middle Eastern grocery stores.
Ful Mudammas (Fava bean dip)
You can eat this with veggies, pita bread, crackers or any flat bread.
1 - 15 oz. can fava beans
1-2 garlic cloves
1 jalapeno or serrano chili, seeds removed
1/2 tsp. course sea salt
1/2 cup chopped curly parsley
1 small lemon (zest and juice)
Olive oil to drizzle
In a small saucepan, bring the fava beans and liquid to a gentle simmer over medium heat.
Roughly chop garlic and jalapeno, seeds removed. Add to mortar and pestle with a generous pinch of coarse salt. Grind into a rough paste.
Finely chop parsley with stems, and add to the garlic/jalapeno mixture. Grind until the parsley is softened, and aromatic. Add grated lemon zest and lemon juice.
Remove fava beans from heat. Pour the contents of the mortar and pestle into the saucepan and mix to combine. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the fava beans to the desired consistency (smooth or with some whole beans). Taste and adjust with salt. Drizzle with plenty of high-quality olive oil.