Fava Bean Breakfast Spread

A deliciously seasoned fava bean, onion, and tomato dip recipe! Traditionally served with pita bread for breakfast in Egypt.

Original recipe makes 6 servings


1 (15 ounce) can fava beans
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
ground red pepper, to taste

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    20 mins


  1. Pour the beans into a pot and bring to a boil. Mix them well and add onion, tomato, olive oil, cumin, parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper. Bring the mixture back to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Let the mixture cook 5 minutes. Serve warm with grilled pita.


Calories: 101 kcal
Carbohydrates: 13.6 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 3.7 g
Fiber: 3.5 g
Protein: 4.6 g
Sodium: 322 mg