Recipes

Egyptian Fava Bean Foole

This hearty breakfast is a traditional Egyptian dish that has been enjoyed for centuries with good reason – it’s delicious!

Serves:
4
Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
15 min

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil, divided
  • 1 can fava beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped and divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each ground cumin and paprika
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 small pita breads, warmed
  • 4 lemon wedges

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil in skillet set over medium heat; cook beans, 1 tomato, onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, coriander, salt and pepper for 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is slightly softened. Stir in 1/2 cup (125 mL) water; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until beans are tender. Stir in lemon juice; mash lightly.

  2. Divide beans among 4 plates. Top with parsley, remaining tomato and eggs; drizzle with remaining oil. Serve with pita and lemon wedges.

Notes

Make a batch the night before to reheat in the microwave for an easy morning breakfast.