My most convenient “Vegetarian” Dish


As a typical Egyptian girl, Fava beans is my favorite dish. It is a very popular dish in Egypt and it is mostly served cooked in breakfasts or eaten raw. It is very cheap yet very nutritional. It is a good source of lean protein and helps with weight loss, because it always makes you feel full for a long time. Lately, I started to cut off meat and poultry from my meals, I eat them once or twice a week. So I am always looking for delicious vegetarian recipes. This dish is my all time favorite and the easiest one in busy days. I will share with you how I cook it, it is my grandmother’s recipe. So it is not only delicious but it brings all the childhood memories together whenever i cook it.



1 can of fava beans ( I couldn’t find the plain so I got this one, the peeled with secret recipe)

3 cloves of garlic

1 tomato

1 green pepper


1) Chop the garlic, tomato and the pepper together and add them to the pan with some olive oil.0FE71137-ABA1-4877-B1D3-D2773B8F8AFF



2) After being sautéed, add the fava beans and the parsley and let them simmer for 3 minutes.E56E50CB-7671-403C-9C69-6863F531A726



3) Add salt and pepper to taste. I added more chili powder.

We always eat it with pita bread or ( balady bread) as we normally call it.


I hope you try this recipe whether you are vegetarian or not, And let me know your opinion.

Thank you


86 thoughts on “My most convenient “Vegetarian” Dish

  1. This is the first time i am hearing about Fava beans , and going through your article I must really say this must be delicious. I will have to try it some day


  2. This dish looks delicious. I know a few Egyptian friends that give me some of their cookies. I would like to try this dish! Thank you for sharing!


  3. I’m not vegetarian but I absolutely love trying new vegetarian recipes! I love beans too, so fava beans would be a new ingredient for me – it looks easy peasy and healthful!


  4. This fava beans recipe looks so delicious and tasty. I will definitely try this easy recipe this weekend. Perfect for the fall season.


  5. As I get older I find myself drawn more and more towards vegetarian options for meals than ever. I love how simple this recipe is and definitely want to try when my fiance isn’t around to cook for me 😉


  6. This vegetarian recipe comes at a most opportune time. Many of my friends and my family are observing vegetarian diet for ten days in conjunction with a Taoist celebration. We can prepare this.


  7. I’m not familiar with fava beans, but this recipe looks incredibly simple and easy to execute! If I see fava beans in my grocery store, I’ll definitely be interested in trying to make this

    Sondra xx


  8. It honestly looks sooo yummy! For me all kinds of beans are the ultimate comfort food! So heartwarming and filling! I will try this asap!


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