Foul Mudammas is a traditional Lebanese breakfast or brunch. It’s typically made with just fava beans, but I like to add garbanzo beans as well. It’s a delicious, lemony, creamy bean dish, rich with olive oil and a nice bite of garlic.
- 1 can fave beans (see photo below), drained
- 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
- 2 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
- Juice of 1 lemon, more to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, more for serving
- Fresh tomatoes and parsley for serving
- Smash the garlic with a few pinches of salt with a mortar and pestle. Add the lemon juice; allow it to sit while preparing the beans.
- Add beans to a medium pot and barely cover with water; cook until boiling; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes to soften beans.
- Drain the beans, reserving the water. Return the beans to the pan. Gently smash some of the beans to create a creamy consistency. Add the garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Taste for salt and lemon. Add water until the desired consistency (I like it soupy, as pictured).