Ful Medames – Healthy Fava Beans Breakfast Recipe

"Ful Medames is a Mediterranean breakfast, that is everything you need to start off your day. Popularly enjoyed with fresh flatbread and is drizzled with rich, fatty olive oil that keeps you wanting for more."

By:Muna Fatima

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Ful Medames is a zesty, warm and incredibly flavorful breakfast recipe that’s filling and highly nutritious. Ful is made out of Fava Beans, olive oil and some lemon-y goodness..all of which you need in your diet. It’s a simple and quick breakfast recipe, done in less than 30 minutes.
Ful Medammas with flatbread topped with chopped onions and parley

Serves : 3-4

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 20 min

Total time : 30 min

  1. No Major Allergens

Why Ful Medames-Healthy Fava Beans Breakfast is healthy?

The main ingredient in Ful Medames is Fava beans. Fava beans are extremely nutritious as they are an excellent source of protein (plant protein), folate (that plays a crucial role in preventing neural tube defects in infants when taken by pregnant women in adequate amounts), soluble fiber (that aids in digestion and lowers cholesterol levels in blood), antioxidants (helps in boosting immune function), Manganese and copper (improves bone health), and Magnesium and Potassium (helps to lower the blood pressure). Cooked in olive oil, loaded with heart-healthy fats and antioxidants, this Ful Medames- Healthy Fava Beans Breakfast recipe is your healthiest breakfast option.

Ingredients to make Ful Medames-Healthy Fava Beans Breakfast

1 can (14 ounces) Ful Medammas (Fava Beans), cooked

2-3 tbsp Olive oil

1 large onion, finely diced

2 large tomatoes, finely diced

1 tbsp Paprika

1 tbsp Cumin Powder

Handful of Parsley, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, grated

Salt (to taste)

½ Lemon, squeezed

Steps to make Ful Medames-Healthy Fava Beans Breakfast Recipe

Step 1 : Drain and rinse the canned Fava beans under cold running water a few times.

Step 2 : In a skillet or a pan, add Olive oil and onions. Sauté until they turn soft and translucent. 

Onions sautéed in olive oil
Onions sautéed in olive oil

Step 3 :
Add chopped tomatoes and sauté a little more until they turn mushy and soft. Now add the rinsed Fava Beans and gently pummel or pound down the beans to make a chunky paste using a tart tamper or the back of a wooden spoon.

Step 4 : Throw in Paprika, Cumin, garlic and salt along with chopped Parsley and Lemon juice.

With Garlic, Lemon, Cumin, Paprika and Salt
With Garlic, Lemon, Cumin, Paprika and Salt

Step 5: Cover the skillet and let it cook for a while until you see everything well combined. You can add a dash of water if you want to cook it longer. 

Step 6 : You will know it’s done when you have a thick paste like consistency and a rich flavor. 

Step 7 : Drizzle with olive oil and chopped parsley and serve hot.

How to store Ful Medames-Healthy Fava Beans Breakfast

It’s rich and most flavorful when eaten fresh but you can refrigerate it for up to 2 days in an air-tight container. 

Pair Ful Medames - Healthy Fava Beans Breakfast with..

You can pair Ful Medames – Healthy Fava Beans Breakfast with freshly baked flatbread and trust me you can never go back to your boring breakfasts ever. You can also have Ful Medames – Healthy Fava Beans Breakfast with keto garlic naan.


Let me know in the comment section below how much you enjoy Mediterranean cuisine and if this breakfast recipe hit the spot!

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