Super Quick Lebanese Fool Medammas

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Um Safia

Fool Medammas is such a tasty & healthy dish, but when making it the traditional way from scratch it can be a bit time consuming. Here, you can use canned fava beans for a much quicker (but still tasty) version. Fool Medammas is a very poular breakfast dish, served with fresh bread - perfect for Suhor during Ramadan. It also makes a nice light lunch if served with bread & a good salad or you can serve as part of a series of appetizers (like a mezze platter).

Top Review by UmmBinat

Basic Fool Medammas. The canned fava beans I used were so large! I think they should be peeled if they are because the skin is a bit tough. I did crush the beans before eating as I think is traditional. I probably used additional freshly squeezed lemon juice, sea salt, flat leaf parsley, and no optional chili flakes, plus the rest of the ingredients as stated. I will make a different Fool Medammas next time and always used smaller fava beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse & drain the canned fava beans. Place in a saucepan with the water & bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat & simmer covered for 10 minutes, then add the garlic & chilli if using & cook a few more miuntes or until the beans are nicely softened.
  3. Remove from the heat & drain. Mix the lemon juice & salt in a serving bowl. Add the fava beans along with the parsley & mix well to coat.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the beans & serve with fresh bread.

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