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ful medames recipe

Ful Fava Beans Toast

  • Author: Lilian B.
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


If avocado toast had a Mediterranean cousin, it would be ful toast. This vegan recipe for ful medames is delicious and easy to make.


  • 4 sliced bread
  • Ful medames (1 can)
  • Fresh mint leaves (about 10 leaves)
  • 10 grape tomatoes
  • 2 Persian cucumbers or 1/3 English Cucumber
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon (about 3 tbsp of lemon juice)
  • 1 tbsp of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Prepare Foul

  1. Open and rinse ful medames can of beans.
  2. In a pot, add ful medames and water. Allow foul to boil on high for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  3. Mash the garlic with some salt using a mortar and pestle.
  4. Squeeze the lemon in a bowl.
  5. Drain the foul beans and return them to the pot (not on the heat).
  6. Add the mashed garlic. Mash the foul beans and the mashed garlic together.
  7. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, and ground cumin.

Make the Cucumber Tomato Mint Salad

  1. Chop grape tomatoes and cucumber into small pieces.
  2. Chop fresh mint leaves.

Assemble the Foul Toast

  1. Toast the sliced bread.
  2. Add a layer of foul on top of the toasted bread.
  3. Add the cucumber tomato mint salad on the foul.
  4. Drizzle some EVOO.


  • You can make homemade foul in a big batch and freeze it instead of using foul from a can. Soak dried fava beans overnight. Boil fava beans on high until tender (about 1 hour to 1.5 hours). Remove the outer skins. For a more in-depth explanation, click here.
  • Traditional Lebanese foul moudamas does not usually have ground cumin, however, it has mashed garlic. Egyptian foul usually have ground cumin but not mashed garlic, which adds a nice dimension of flavors. The taste is awesome if you add both the smashed garlic and the ground cumin!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Lebanese


  • Serving Size: 2 foul toast
  • Calories: 349
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 270 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: foul moudamas, ful medames, recipe for foul, ful recipe

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