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Ful Mudammas

(Mashed Fava Beans)

فول مدمس

Ful mudammas, more generally referred to as ful, is a mashed fava bean breakfast dish made with tahini, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. The consistency of ful is more like a dip - it's very thick! 

In the Middle East, ful is served differently in every country. When I visit Jordan, going out for breakfast is a must - and I honestly wouldn't mind eating breakfast twice because there are so many amazing options there to choose from. My go-to breakfast when I'm there is usually hummus, ful and falafel! It's very easy to find that because every street corner has a hummus and ful restaurant. The best part of breakfast is the fresh pita bread served with the meal. I mean, what's better than freshly baked pita bread?! 


Since I live in the US and I don't have access to amazing Middle Eastern restaurants all the time, I have to recreate a lot of my favorite recipes at home. To satisfy my year round craving, I've learned to make ful at home. And let me tell you, it's very, very easy to make. 


Ful is a breakfast item usually made for Sunday morning brunch. Everyone gathers around the table to enjoy a delicious breakfast spread - ful, hummus, falafel, freshly sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, labaneh (yogurt-like cheese), and of course a cup of mint tea! 


Make this ful for breakfast and enjoy this healthy, filling dish. Serve with warm pita bread and enjoy! 

Ful Mudammas 

فول مدمس

Servings: 5-6  

Prep Time: 20 minutes 


1 can ful mudammas (fava beans) 

1 Roma tomato, diced, divided   

3 tablespoons tahini 

3 tablespoons lemon juice 

1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for garnish 

2 cloves garlic, minced 

salt, to taste 



1) Drain can and wash the fava beans. 

2) In a small pot, heat fava beans for a few minutes. 

3) In a bowl, mash heated fava beans with the back of a fork. 

4) Mix in 3/4 of the tomato, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt. 

5) When ready to serve, transfer to a serving bowl and top with tomatoes and drizzle with olive oil. 


- This dish is better served warm and should be served right away. 

- Canned ful is already salted. When making the foul, taste the dip before adding any salt.

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