Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 mins

Ful can be served as an appetizer or saide dish; or for a simple lunch with the hard-boiled egg and tossed salad. (Moosewood recipe)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the dried black turtle beans in the water for several hours or overnight.
  2. Cook the soaked beans in fresh water to cover for 1 1/2 - 2 hours until tender. (Cook fresh favas until just tender).
  3. Drain the cooked beans while they're still hot and toss them with the olive oil, garlic and lemon juice. The warm beans will readily absorb the flavors.
  4. Add plenty of salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Stir in half of the tomatoes and parsley.
  6. Taste the ful. It should be lemony and garlicky, not bland. Add more lemon if necessary.
  7. Turn the ful into a warm serving bowl and top it with the rest of the tomatoes and parsley and garnish it with lemon wedges and hard-boiled eggs if you like.
  8. Serve warm, but can also be served chilled or at room temperature.


Most Helpful

I love this simple, delicious recipe. It's great to serve right away, while still warm. Be warned. It's garlicky!

mskittenfish March 31, 2015

Yum! I used the dried beans-mixing the lemon and garlic in right away made this so flavorful! I served this with flat bread. The kids were not fans, but I thought it was great. Thanks!

Kaarin October 20, 2005

Wonderful!! I made these with canned black beans to speed up the time and they were still great. Served with Jessica K's pita crisps. Went very well together. Yum!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) October 11, 2005

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