2 Ful Medames Dip


Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

V is for Vegan

By Kerstin Rodgers

Published 2015

  • About

“Ful” are dried fava beans, a legume made infamous by Hannibal the Cannibal. You can make this Egyptian dip with fresh or frozen fava beans too. Think of it as a funkier, sludgier hummus.


  • 1 scant cup [100 g] dried fava beans or 14-oz [400-


If using dried beans, boil them in water for 30 to 40 minutes (no need to pre-soak), then drain. Otherwise, drain the can. Add the beans, tahini, oil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, and some salt to a food processor. Whizz to combine (or mash everything by hand), then transfer to a bowl, drizzle over more olive oil, and sprinkle with parsley.