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Ingredients

  • 125g dried fava beans*, soaked overnight

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1 small tomato, chopped finely

  • 1 spring onion, chopped finely

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin rapeseed oil

  • extra virgin rapeseed oil and parsley to serve (optional)

Ful Medames

This fava bean dip may be something new for you and your guests. It’s simple but full of flavour! Traditionally a breakfast food in the Middle East – we eat this at any time of the day!

Method

  1. Drain fava beans and add to a large saucepan with the baking soda (this will help them cook faster) and plenty of fresh water. Cook for approximately 40 minutes until soft. Check by trying to squash a bean against the side of the saucepan.

  2. Drain cooked beans and mash with a potato masher so all beans are mashed. Add the remaining ingredients and stir.

  3. To serve: Spoon the mixture into a bowl, drizzle a little oil on top and some parsley.

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