Simple Egyptian Style Vegan Broad Bean Salad
This dish is eaten by millions of Egyptians every day | image/Sincerely V

Foul is definitely a staple in Egypt! Eaten for breakfast and sometimes for lunch or dinner by millions of Egyptians every day. It is sold on every corner of practically every street in Cairo. Made in every house almost every day. Every family has their own favorite way of cooking it and a way of eating it.

Typically it is eaten with local (baladi) flat bread and tahini.

Simple Egyptian Style Vegan Broad Bean Salad

Category: Snacks & Drinks, Recipes

Servings: 2

Simple Egyptian Style Vegan Broad Bean Salad

This vegan recipe includes onion, tomato, and olive oil | image/Sincerely V


  • 1 can of broad beans (Foul)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1tbs olive oil
  • handful of parsley
  • 1/4tsp cumin
  • sea salt, pepper
  • arugula to serve (optional)
    Tahini Sauce
  • 2tbs tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon (or more)
  • cold water
  • pinch of cumin (optional)
  • sea salt, pepper


  1. Drain and rinse the beans under running cold water. Dice the onion and tomatoes. Heat up the oil in a skillet and sauté the onions until slightly golden.
  2. Add cumin and sauté until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Sauté for few minutes until bubbly then add the beans. I usually smash some so it’s a mix of whole and mashed beans. Add a little water if it’s too dry.
  4. Cook for few minutes to let the beans soak up the flavors.
  5. Turn off the heat, sprinkle some fresh parsley and serve it with pita bread, tahini, and some greens on the side.
    To make tahini (tahina in Egypt):
  1. Mix tahini with 1/4cup of water and lemon juice. It will turn thick and lumpy once you add water. Just keep whisking it until smooth. You may need more or less water depending on the quality of tahini. Start with less. Once you adjust the thickness of the sauce season it with salt and pepper and add a pinch of cumin if using.

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This recipe was republished with permission from Sincerely V.

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