Ask any Middle Eastern family - foul is an absolute breakfast staple. It can be a bit heavier, but if you make a whole portion, split it up and it can last for multiple breakfasts! Let's face it though, there is no such thing as portion control within the Armenian eating lifestyle and that's totally fine with me. There are several variations of this dish, but naturally my dad's is the best I've had. What can I say? READ BELOW!
- Can of fava beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup of tahini
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- A drizzle of EVOO
- Juice from half a lemon
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- Dash of salt
1. Pour rinsed fava beans in a pot and fill with water to the top until boiling. Drain and rinse the beans again - this will get all the salt off.
2. Put beans back on the stove on a medium-high heat with a little bit of water at the bottom.
3. Let the beans get warm again and go down to a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and EVOO. Let it simmer for 5 minutes
4. Add the tahini, lemon juice, cumin, and salt. Keep on the medium heat until it's of a stew/chili consistency.
5. Optional garnish and add-ons: it's sooo good with chopped tomato, cucumber, and toasted pita bread on the side. Always add parsley as well. Always. I'm dead...so good.