Fava/Broad Beans With Vinegar

Bagilla bil-Khal

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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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One of the simple medieval methods for serving fava beans as a cold dish was to boil them, drain, and drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Al-Warraq boils the vinegar first with onion juice, and then seasons it with coriander, cumin, cloves, caraway, and other spices. Chopped parsley is used as a garnish. Al-Baghdadi’s thirteenth-century version is even simpler: