Ful is a North African and Middle Eastern dish that is equally flavorful, healthy, and simple to make. When I was in Morocco, I tried Ful and was blown away by it. As a result of my time in Morocco, I decided I had to make my own Ful when I returned and this has certainly become a staple of mine.
It’s a perfect weekday snack, appetizer at a party, and veggie barbecue accompaniment during those warm, but limited summer months. And best of all it’s ethically guilt free insofar as it’s a vegan snack that is quite healthy and nutritious. You can find Fava Beans in the international section of most grocery stores.
See below for my Ful Mudammas Recipe:
Ful Mudammas Recipe: Simple, Flavorful Snack
- 2 16 oz cans Fava Beans
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp cumin (I add a bit more)
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes (I usually add more)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 lemon (squeezed)
- 3 tsp olive oil (2 for mixing in the ful and 1 for drizzling on top of the fule)
- 5 mini cherry tomatoes (garnish)
- 5 sprigs cilantro (garnish)
- Take the pot off the stove and mash most of the fava beans but leave some unmashed for texture.
- Transfer to a bowl and garnish with tomatoes, cilantro, and olive oil. And enjoy, your Ful is now ready to eat! I like to eat it slightly warm but it can also be served cold/room temperature.
- 2-16 oz cans of Fava Beans
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp of black pepper
- 2 tsp of cumin
- 1 tsp of red pepper flakes
- 2 cloves of garlic – minced
- 1 freshly squeezed lemon
- 3 tsp of olive oil
- 5 mini cherries – chopped
- 5 sprigs of cilantro – chopped
Directions: See below for this tasty Ful recipe!
1. Pour fava beans into a small pot and boil them for a few minutes.
2. Then, take off the stove and mash most of the fava beans but leave some unmashed for texture. I use a masher but this can be easily done with a fork.
3. Stir in the garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, red pepper, olive oil, and lemon. Season to taste. I usually add a bit more than what’s in the recipe because I love spices.
4. Finally, transfer to a bowl and garnish with tomatoes, cilantro, and olive oil. And enjoy, your Ful is now ready to eat! I like to eat it slightly warm but it can also be served cold/room temperature. It can be served with pita, crackers, bread, or carrots.
- This recipe also keeps well for a few days so you can eat it throughout the week! For more delicious recipes, check out my hummus recipe!