Egyptian Bean Soup ( Ful Nabed )

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

Quick and easy to make with a nice zippy flavor. Very nice with some warmed flatbread and hummus.

Top Review by Sage0925

Very nice soup. Some of you might flip out, but I happened to have a smoked turkey thigh simmering in ham bouillon, and I used that for the stock...thankfully, it made for a very nice soup, instead of the disaster that it could have been...LOL

It is a soup that just cries for flatbread (so spaketh the bread addict). A teaspoon of curry powder might be nice...I'll try that next time. And bottled lemon juice works just fine, although I used a bit more than the recipe called for.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté chopped onion in olive oil until almost tender.
  2. Add carrots, garlic and cumin, cooking briefly.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, broth, paprika, cayenne, bay leaves, salt and pepper, stirring to mix.
  4. Cook over medium heat until carrots are tender.
  5. Mix parsley, lemon juice, and fava beans into soup and heat gently.
  6. Serve garnished with fresh mint, if desired.

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