Fool 2.0 – fava beans

I’ve always had fool (Egyptian Fava-beans) prepared one way.. well maybe two.. an Egyptian-style mashed version, and a Syrian style salad version mixed with parsley and tomatoes.   Yesterday, while attempting to make the later, I accidentally poured the rock-salt container onto the mix.  To salvage my creation.. I sifted the beans and rinsed them.. wasn’t enough.. so I figured water and potato will absorb the salt. Mixed in a few other indigence and BAM!! The birth of Fool 2.0  DELICIOUS 🙂


  • Brown Fava Beans – 1 can
  • Green Pepper – 1/2 large
  • Parsley – 1 cup chopped
  • Potato – 1 large
  • Brown Lentil – 1/2 cup
  • Garlic (3 clove)
  • Olive Oil (1/4 cup)
  • Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon)
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon rock salt
  • Cumin – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried Red pepper – 1/2 teaspoon


  • Remove Parsley stems and rinse leaves & chop
  • Drain & chop parsley leaves (coarse)
  • Peal & chop potato (small cubes)
  • Peal garlic
  • Chop green pepper (small cubes)
  • Toss the mix into a pan with the lentil
  • Add 1/2 the lemon juice, olive oil
  • Add salt, cumin, red pepper
  • Bring the mix to a boil
  • Lower the heat and let it simmer for 30min or until the lentils are soft
  • Set aside.. allow to cool, add remaining olive oil and lemon
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