Lebanese foul bi zeit
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Cuisine: Mediterranean Diet
Serves: 4 People
  • 1 kg (2.2 pounds) Fresh broad bean pods (if they are very fresh) or 6 cups shelled broad beans
  • 4 Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • ½ Teaspoon dried coriander
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • ½ Teaspoon sea salt (or salt to taste)
  • ¼ Cup water
  1. Have the fresh broad beans well washed and the rest of the ingredients prepared as indicated in the ingredients description. If the fresh broad bean pods are really fresh chop them into small pieces. Otherwise simply remove them from their pods and discard the pods.
  2. Peel and mince the garlic cloves and add them to the mortar and pestle to crush it down into a paste. Mix the garlic paste with the dried coriander and a bit of salt.
  3. In a saucepan with lid, add the EVOO and the garlic and coriander mix, sauté for about 1 minute and add then the chopped fresh broad beans. Sauté for a couple of minutes and then add ¼ cup of water and cook at low heat, stirring occasionally, covered with the lid for about 20-25 minutes until the broad beans are tender.
  4. Remove from the heat and serve warm.
This dish is usually served with Laban (yogurt), for a vegan option you could use soya yogurt instead.
When you do not add yogurt to the “Foul bi zeit” it is common to add freshly squeezed lemon juice.
The “Foul bi zeit” are usually served with bread.
Recipe by Tasty Mediterraneo at https://www.tastymediterraneo.com/lebanese-foul-bi-zeit/