Fūl Mudammas
Cuisine: Arab
Author: Clifford A. Wright
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
  • Two 27-ounce cans foul medammas (fava beans)
  • 2 large garlic cloves mashed in a mortar with 1 teaspoon salt until mushy
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley for a garnish (optional)
  • Scallions chopped into ½ -inch lengths as a garnish (optional)
  1. Place the beans with their liquid in a saucepan and turn the heat to medium. Once the beans have been bubbling gently for 5 minutes, after about 25 minutes in all, drain, mash one-third of the beans and stir them together with the garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. Spread on a serving platter and garnish with parsley and scallions, if desired. Drizzle some more olive oil over, if desired (and I do recommend all these garnishes). Serve at room temperature with Arabic flatbread cut in triangles.
Recipe by Cook-Coquus at https://cook-coquus.com/2019/ful-mudammas-a-levantine-arab-meze-par-excellence/