This dish, also known in Arabic as ful medames is a vegan stew of fava beans, cumin & other ingredients. My friend Tareq made this meal for me awhile back, a staple breakfast dish in Egypt. (where he's from) According to Wikipedia there is some evidence that Ful can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt. (woah) There are variations to the recipe, but this is how he made it and what I wanted to recreate at home. Fava beans simmered with onion, garlic, tomato & cumin then topped with a quick tahini sauce. Add a sprinkle of parsley and plenty of warm pita bread for scooping... it's delicious. I love simple food and now that I've made this a few times at home I know it will be something I revisit often. It's a nice change from a typical North American breakfast....or any meal of the day for that matter. I discovered a bit of spinach or baby kale wilted in at the end is a nice addition too.
Recipe: Fava Beans with Tahini & Pita Bread
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