Ful Medames - an Egyptian breakfast dish made with cooked and mashed fava beans.
800gms– 28 oz. canned Ful Medamescooked fava beans
1medium tomatofinely chopped
2green onionsfinely chopped
100gms– 1/3 cup Tahini sauce
1lemonjuiced (you can add more if you like)
Some cold water for the Tahini sauce
25gms– 1/2 cup cilantrocoriander, chopped
Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on the top
In a small pan, cook the ful (including its canning water) on high heat, when it boils, simmer for a few minutes letting some of the water evaporate. Mash it a bit with a potato masher leaving some of the fava beans whole.
Take it off the heat and add the tomatoes.
In a separate small bowl, mix the tahini, garlic, salt, lemon juice and enough cold water to get the consistency of liquid cream.
Add the tahini mixture to the ful, then add ¾ of the cilantro and green onions.
Pour the mixture in a serving plate, top it with the remaining cilantro and green onions (you can add some hot red peppers if you like, I used some extra tomatoes for a contrast in color).
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve.
Mine came out a bit too runny, so make sure to boil the ful a bit longer, so it thickens up more.