Ful Medames (Syrian Breakfast)

In Northampton, Ma there is an amazing falafel restaurant owned by George Assa, who is from Syria. I have been on the hunt for a good Ful Medames recipe after a few trial and errors of my own. I went to his restaurant, Pita Pockets, to get a falafel pita for lunch, and to ask him if he has a good ful medames recipe. George is very laid back, and even when I asked him for a traditional Syrian ful medames recipe during the lunch rush, he was very willing to give it to me as soon as the rush died down. George told me that Syrian people eat this for breakfast all the time. I am always looking for healthy Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes that are quick and filling. This one takes less than fifteen minutes. It’s very filling and I like dipping pita bread in it to make it even more filling. You can put as much parsley, onion, tomato, and olive oil as you want on top. This makes each person able to season it to their preference which I really like about Ful Medames. I thank George for sharing this recipe and I highly recommend going to Pita Pockets for the best falafel in Western Massachusetts!

 

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Ful Medames (Syrian Breakfast)

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2
Calories 307 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 15 ounces 1 can fava beans
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 handful fresh parley, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling 

Instructions
 

  • Put the fava beans with the liquid in a small saucepan on high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, add cumin, salt, pepper, and lower to medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat. Mash beans with a fork to desired consistency.
  • Whisk together tahini and lemon juice. Add to fava beans. Mix well.
  • Transfer the beans to a serving bowl. Top liberally with fresh chopped parsley, diced tomato, diced onion, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 16gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 977mgPotassium: 819mgFiber: 10gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 725IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 4mg
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2 Comments

  1. Kevin Braaten June 19, 2019 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Loved it!!! Great flavors

    • George Zikos June 19, 2019 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      Thank you!

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