Foul Medammes (Spicy Fava Bean Dip)

Warm spicy fava bean dip; drizzle with additional olive oil to serve.

Original recipe makes 4 servings


1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can fava beans, drained
lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/3 cup tahini
salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    15 mins


    25 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat; saute onion, tomato, and garlic until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir fava beans, lemon juice, cumin, and turmeric into onion mixture; cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir tahini into fava bean mixture and cook until warmed, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour fava bean mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.


Calories: 271 kcal
Carbohydrates: 22.9 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 18.1 g
Fiber: 7.9 g
Protein: 10.9 g
Sodium: 485 mg