Foul Mudammas


Foul Mudammas

Regarded as the original people’s food, foul madammas are a traditional savory breakfast, popular in Egypt and Sudan. Fava beans are seasoned, mashed and then topped with a bright tomato feta salad. This recipe comes to us from Lorrie of Read It and Eat.

Serves 4

For the foul mudammas:

  • 1-28 ounce can foul or fava beans in their liquid or
  • 3 cups cooked fava beans in their liquid
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

To top the foul mudammas:

  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch parsley, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

To complete the dish:

  • 4 pieces flatbread

In a large skillet, bring beans and garlic to a boil over high heat, stirring once or twice.

Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for another 10-15 minutes.

Remove the cover and stir. Using the back of a large serving spoon or a small potato masher, mash the beans lightly. Add cayenne, tahini, lemon juice and dill. Mix thoroughly. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Toss together the tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and parsley in a bowl. Coat salad topping with olive oil and season with feta, salt and black pepper.

Serve foul mudammas on flatbread, topped with the tomato salad.

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Nutrition Information

Foul Mudammas

Servings per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories:  541

Calories from Fat:  165

Total Fat:  18.4g

Saturated Fat:  6.2g

Cholesterol:  26mg

Sodium:  680mg

Potassium:  956mg

Carbohydrates:  74.9g

Dietary Fiber:  12.0g

Protein:  23.1g

Sugars:  10.1g

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