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Egyptian Bean and Vegetable Soup

A popular Egyptian soup, Ful Nabed is simple and nutritious.

Serving Size  : 6

Preparation Time :0:00

Categories    : Beans, Vegetables, Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredients
 --------  ------------  -------------------------
    1       c            Chopped onions
    2       x            Garlic cloves, pressed
      1/4   c            Olive oil
    1       t            Ground cumin seeds
    1 1/2   ts           Sweet Hungarian paprika
      1/4   ts           Cayenne
    2       x            Bay leaves
                         Large carrot, chopped
    1       c            Chopped fresh tomatoes
    3 1/2   c            Vegetable stock
    2       c            Canned or cooked fava beans
      1/4   c            Chopped fresh parsley
    3       tb           Fresh lemon juice
                         Salt and freshly ground
                         Black pepper to taste
                         Fresh mint leaves (optional)


In a large soup pot saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil until the onions are translucent.

Add the cumin, paprika, cayenne, bay leaves, and carrots and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.

Stir in the chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock and simmer until the carrots are tender, about 15 minutes. Finally, add the cooked fava beans and the parsley and lemon juice.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Ful Nabed can be served with Pita Bread and garnished with fresh mint leaves.

Say Bismillah and eat!

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