Ful Medames, Syrian Style (Arabic Bean Salad) [Vegan, GF]
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Ful medames is a simple savory Middle-Eastern breakfast dish! The Syrian way of serving it is as a fava bean and chickpea salad with fresh tomatoes and parsley. Perfect with warm pita bread.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas
  • 2 15 oz. can fava beans
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼-1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
Tahini sauce (optional)
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp water
  1. Dice tomatoes. Remove stems from parsley stems and chop parsley leaves. Rinse and drain canned fava beans and chickpeas.
  2. Prepare tahini sauce in a small bowl if using. Adding this will make the dish a little creamier.
  3. Whisk tahini sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine. Taste and add salt as needed. Top with fresh chopped parsley and serve!
Recipe by Zen and Zaatar at https://zenandzaatar.com/ful-medames-syrian-style-arabic-bean-salad-vegan-gf/