Egyptian Fava Bean Dip (Foul Mudammes)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a wonderful breakfast or brunch when you wake up ravenous and really need a protein hit. A Saudi friend taught me how to make this. P.S. If you live in the Seattle area, a little store in the Pike Place Market called The Souk sells fava beans in cans; The store has a lot of great food items.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First, cook onion in vegetable oil until limp.
  2. Add garlic and cook a little.
  3. Add large chopped tomato and cook until it just starts breaking apart.
  4. Add spices and lemon juice and stir.
  5. Add fava beans and salt to taste.
  6. Leave on low heat for about 15-20 minutes.
  7. Put in blender and puree until smooth.
  8. Place in serving dish and drizzle generously with olive oil.
  9. Eat with Carol's pita bread (warm crusty french bread is good too).
Most Helpful

Made this for brunch today. Delicious with warm crusty french bread like you suggested.

David Peterson February 24, 2002

Wow, this was delicious!! My husband and I ate it all in one sitting!! I used a package of vacuum-sealed fava beans from Trader Joe's -- it was only 12 oz. but worked out just fine. I didn't add the potato--it would probably just make it more filling. We ate it with garlic naan bread -- yummy!!!

Mrs. H. December 06, 2009