This is one of my husband’s favorite lunch, Foul Mudammas. The recipe may be made with several variation—the addition of crushed garlic, minced green chilies, a sprinkle of allspice or cumin, chopped parsley or mint, and chopped onion or green onion.
The fava beans may be left whole or alternatively leaving some whole and some mashed. The size of the bean also matters. We prefer a medium to small bean for this dish which tends to be tender and creamy. The size also mixes better with the tomato to make the prefect mouthful.
No matter which combination of ingredients you decide on, the basic recipe always has the signature combination of lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and the juices from the tomato. The flavor is bright, fresh, and makes the perfect bowlful for lunch.