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

Foul Mudammas is a traditional Lebanese breakfast or brunch. It is 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 and rinsed
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 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

Directions

  1. Smash the garlic with a few pinches of salt in a mortar and pestle,. Add the lemon juice; allow it to sit while preparing the beans.
  2. Add beans to a medium pot and barely cover with water; cook until boilings, and then simmer for 15 minutes to soften beans.
  3. Drain the beans, reserving the water. Return the beans to the pan. Gently smash some of the beans to make a creamy consistency, Add the garlic and lemon juice and olive oil. Taste for seasonings. Add water until it reaches desired consistency, I like mine, with a lot of liquid (as pictured), while others prefer it more dry.


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