Fava beans in onions, tomatoes and feta cheese with hints of garlic, cumin and lime.
Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes
Canned fuul ingredients:
- 1 red/yellow onion or 2 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1 tins fava beans approximately 300g each, sieved of preservative and rinsed
- 2 to 2½ teaspoons salt, to taste
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 lime, halved
- 100g feta cheese, as garnish
- 50 mls sesame seed oil, as garnish
Canned fuul instructions:
Pour 50ml oil onto the base a medium sized pot and place on low to medium heat. Add finely chopped red onion and gently stir-fry for 6 to 8 minutes while semi-covered until the pieces soften and begin to golden. Add chopped tomato and fry for 2 minutes then mix together. Simmer gently for 3 minutes until the tomatoes soften and break down, then slightly change colour into a deeper red.
Add the rinsed fava beans with 150mls water and stir. Season with salt, pepper and ground cumin. Bring to the boil then lower to a medium to low heat for 5 to 10 minutes to allow the beans to cook and release their juices, which resemble light brown bean water.
Add lime juice from half a lime then taste and adjust the flavours accordingly by re adding the seasoning ingredients. Serve in a deep round bowl and crumble feta cheese on top, sprinkle a dash of ground cumin and finally drizzle sesame seed oil over everything.
- Add 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 chopped green chilli, ½ chopped green pepper or ½ carrot after the beans have cooked
- 1 small thinly sliced carrot or ½ chopped green pepper cooked with the beans
- Use olive oil instead of sesame seed oil as garnish
- Some canned fuul brands are labelled “Ready to Cook” in which case pour the beans directly into a pot without discarding the preservative.