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Fava Bean Breakfast

Zee says, "When you have this dish, don’t mix it with eggs or ham. This is all you need.”
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: fava_beans
Servings: 2


  • 1 can fava beans, rinsed.
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp citric acid, optional
  • 1 tomato quartered
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 handful mint
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 handful scallions, chopped


  • Fill a small saucepan with fava beans and a cup of water. Bring to a boil, then mash the beans partially with a potato masher (as if they were refried beans.) Meanwhile, wash and coarsely chop the mint, parsley, and scallions. Add the lemon, citric acid, stir and pour into bowls. Serve with the tomato, red onion, olives, and pita bread. And, of course, a fresh cup of coffee.