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Foul–(pronounced Fool)

There are many kinds of Foul in the middle East. Foul is a dish comprised of fava beans which can be found at any middle eastern grocery store. In our area it is also available at the local co-op (natural foods store). Some Foul is eaten with very little added and other dishes are more elaborate. This is our family favorite!

Ingredients

1 can of foul

5 tomatoes, 3 chopped into big chunks and set aside, 2 chopped into small pieces and set aside.

1 bunch parsley, washed and chopped fine.

3 garlic cloves, Β 2 sliced and 1 minced

1 tsp. cumin

salt to taste

juice of 1 lemon

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Sauce

1 cup plain yogurt

1 tbs. Tahini

1 clove garlic

juice of 1 lemon

salt to taste

Directions

Drain can of foul and place beans into a sauce pan, add 2 sliced cloves of garlic, add the 3 tomatoes that were cut into big chunks. Turn to medium heat and cook, smash some of the beans with a fork as they are cooking. Add salt and cumin, mix well. Let the tomatoes break down into a sauce.

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Mix in 2 Tbs. of the chopped parsley. Turn off heat. Tomatoes should be broken

down into a sauce typeΒ mixture with the beans at this point. Add lemon juice from one lemon and stir in.

Take all of the sauce ingredients and blend them well in a blender or food processor.

Pour the Foul onto a plate and spread out. Top with tomatoes, mix 3 Tbs. chopped

parsley with remaining minced garlic and sprinkle on top.

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Pour sauce on top

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Foul is typically eaten with Arabic bread.

101 Comments Post a comment
  1. You are not only a great cook, you are a food artist as well.

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    September 17, 2015
  2. Looks and sounds delightfully yummified (new word) for you! Cheryl

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    September 17, 2015
  3. Love all the flavours in this recipe Lynz 🍴

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    September 17, 2015
  4. It looks good Lynz! I’m not so sure about the yogurt but I’ll try just about any food.

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    September 17, 2015
  5. This looks version delicious Lynz πŸ˜€

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    September 17, 2015
  6. That looks amazing! I wish I could taste it to see what it’s like.

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    September 17, 2015
    • it is basically like beans with lots of flavor!

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      September 17, 2015
      • It doesn’t even look like beans!! I have a child that swears he doesn’t like beans, If I could get him to eat something like this and he then declares how good it is I could possibly nip that in the bud!! I love using beans in recipes but he wont eat any of it.

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        September 17, 2015
        • ha ha that is funny! well you can leave them whole or smash them up. I like to smash them a little! might work!

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          September 17, 2015
  7. ooh..I have never tasted this..but this looks too good!! πŸ™‚

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    September 17, 2015
  8. Omg I have that same plate! That looks delish.

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    September 17, 2015
  9. I think even I could make this. Beautiful and yummy post. N.

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    September 17, 2015
  10. Looks great, and your photography enhances it even more. Lovely.☺

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    September 17, 2015
  11. Ummm, hate to break it to ya, Lynn, but Foul means nasty! I think someone played a trick on you! lol
    Just kiddin. The ingredients sound yummy, just the name put me off!

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    September 17, 2015
  12. Another to try…sounds fantastic…love the sauce idea, some of my favourite ingredients…I have so many wonderful recipes to try! Thanks so much Lyn

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    September 17, 2015
  13. chevvy8 #

    It looks so yummy!!

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    September 17, 2015
  14. looks very delicious Lynn!

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    September 17, 2015
  15. NJ #

    This looks so yummy πŸ™‚ I think I need to borrow your culinary skills πŸ˜‰

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    September 17, 2015
  16. Looks yummy and very interesting recipe Lynn. However what foul is a kind of lentil or seeds. Please tell me is there any other name. I really want to prepare it.

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    September 17, 2015
  17. I am hearing about this dish for the first time.. looks so yummy πŸ™‚

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    September 18, 2015
  18. The flavored of this dish sound wonderful!

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    September 18, 2015
  19. I’m really excited for the sauce! Gonna try it !

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    September 18, 2015
  20. It looks so healthy too! Yum:)

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    September 18, 2015
  21. My kind of food and a definite to make. By the way, did you know that where I come from (England) a Fool is a pudding made with cream and custard and fruit – often gooseberries or rhubarb. Like this Foul there are many many different versions and like this Foul it is pretty addictive stuff, the Fool πŸ™‚

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    September 18, 2015
    • I have seen something like that in a book years ago but didn’t think of it until you are mentioning it! how funny wonder if they are connected in some way?

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      September 18, 2015
      • It would be really interesting to find out ….

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        September 18, 2015
        • I would love to know! totally slipped my mind all these years. I had several neighbors from England and so I do remember some terms!

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          September 18, 2015
          • I’ll get on the case … I’ve got enough cook books to sink a battle ship so there must be something in one of them!

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            September 18, 2015
          • ok great! me too tons!

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            September 18, 2015
          • My children forced me to get rid of 9 crates full about 5 years ago and I have been on a mission to replace them all (and add) every since!!!

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            September 18, 2015
          • what!! wow that is allot!

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            September 18, 2015
          • Guilty pleasure πŸ˜‰

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            September 18, 2015
          • yes i understand lol

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            September 18, 2015
          • But you could seriously right one …. I had an amazing one written by an English woman who moved with her tiny children to the mountains of Spain and then Southern France and years later one of her daughter’s died and she wrote this book about those years and all the food she had made and they had eaten as a family. Very beautiful, full of great recipes but a powerful story too. There you are – a bit of light work on the side for you πŸ˜‰

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            September 18, 2015
          • haha yes! I might do one of middle eastern recipes? they are all learned from authentic home cooks so maybe?

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            September 18, 2015
          • Yes! Perfect in fact and interspersed with your experience. I take no cut as your agent πŸ˜‰

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            September 18, 2015
          • ha ha!!! your so good!

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            September 18, 2015
  22. I love a flavorful dish and that plate is beautiful and vibrant!

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    September 18, 2015
  23. Yummy Recipe πŸ™‚

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    September 18, 2015
  24. That sounds delicious. More ingredients to add to my shopping list!

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    September 18, 2015
  25. I love legumes of any kind and I’ve heard about this dish before. I remember when coming across it I thought it’d be a great dish to try and make. Thanks to recipe I can now make it. πŸ™‚

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    September 18, 2015
  26. Since I don’t eat meat I eat a lot of beans but have never cooked fava beans. I’ll have to try this recipe. Thanks, Lynn!

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    September 18, 2015
  27. Vajeea #

    A Sudanese friend made foul for me quite some years back and it was fantastic! never had it again. your post is making me nostalgic πŸ™‚

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    September 18, 2015
  28. Oh yes!! Love that last shot, all covered in tahini sauce…heavenly!

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    September 18, 2015
  29. Looks very good:p Glad you clarified on how it is pronounced LOL

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    September 18, 2015
  30. This would work with one of your foul recipes? I one with lentils, it was quite tasty and threw the leftovers in spaghetti the next day ☺ sauce sounds tasty, who doesn’t like garlic?

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    September 18, 2015
  31. It looks really tasty and so good with a fresh bread on the side! πŸ™‚

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    September 18, 2015
  32. This sounds really good!!! Looks delicious

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    September 19, 2015
  33. Very interesting

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    September 19, 2015

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