Fava & Garbanzo Beans with Lemon juice & Crushed Garlic (Foul Mudammas)

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, drained
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, more for serving
  • Fresh tomatoes and parsley, for serving

Directions

  1. 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 (this helps to mellow out the raw garlic).
  2. Add beans and their liquid to a medium pot (or drain canning liquid and barely cover the beans with water); cook until boiling; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes to soften beans.
  3. Gently smash some of the beans to create a creamy consistency. Add the garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Taste for salt and lemon.
I like Indo European Garbanzo beans because they are small. Any canned Fava beans should be fine.