Foul Mudammas and Tabbouli

A few months ago I visited Dubai and I was introduced to this wonderful fava bean dish. It was a refreshing change from my go-to bean dip, hummus. I didn't recreate it perfectly, but it tastes amazing all the same. I served it with homemade tabbouli, whole wheat pita bread, cucumbers and hot sauce.

Foul Mudammas 
1 can fava beans (rinsed, drained)
5 cloves garlic
1 tomato (diced)
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
coarse ground black pepper
1/2 lemon
dash smoked paprika
tahini (optional--but use it if you've got it!)

1. In a skillet cook the onions in EVOO until they begin to turn brown. Add the garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and cook another two minutes. 
2. Add 1/2 C water and beans. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for ~10 minutes. Add tsp or two more water if it sticks.
3. Remove from heat and mash beans with a fork. Don't mash them all, the consistency should be chunky and not smooth like hummus
4. Garnish with tomato, drizzle of EVOO, squeeze of lemon and dash of smoked paprika.

Tabbouli makes 4-5 C
1 1/2 bunches Italian parsley
1/4 onion (chopped)
4 tomatoes (chopped)
juice of 3 lemons
5-6 oz bulgar wheat (I couldn't find this in my grocery, so I used the Near East brand tabbouli mix)
1 C boiling water
coarse ground black pepper

1. In a small bowl add bulgar and boiling water, stir and let sit for 20 minutes
2. Clean and chop parsley, onions, and tomatoes and add to large bowl
3. In a small bowl add fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 C EVOO, salt and generous black pepper
4. Add what and lemon mixture to the veggies and stir. Let sit in fridge for at least 20 minutes.
N.B. This recipe makes a lot, you will have leftovers :)