Posted on: August 15, 2021 Posted by: janine Comments: 0

Fava Beans with Lemon Juice & Crushed Garlic (Foul Mudammas)

Foul Mudammas is a traditional Lebanese breakfast dish.


  • 1 can Fava beans, drained
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained (or use an additional can of fava)
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, more for serving
  • Fresh tomatoes and parsley, for serving



Smash the garlic and a few pinches of salt with a mortar and pestle.


Add the lemon juice; allow it to sit while preparing the beans (this helps to mellow out the raw garlic).


In a medium pot add beans and enough water to just cover the beans. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes to soften beans.


Gently smash some of the beans to create a creamy consistency. Add the garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Taste for salt and lemon.

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