Egyptian Ful Dip
Ful is a savory dip made from fava beans that is very similar to hummus, but without the fuss. This dish is generally enjoyed for breakfast with warm pita, but it can be eaten any time of the day.
- 1 can of fava beans (14oz)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- Pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
In a small saucepan, combine fava beans (including liquid) garlic, lemon juice and bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
Drain the excess liquid and mash the mixture with a potato masher. Return to low heat; while stirring, add tahini, salt, hot water and olive oil one Tablespoon at a time. Add additional water or olive oil until desired consistency is reached. Garnish with parsley and serve with fresh pita bread.
The Giza Necropolis
Located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, this special archeological site contains the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, the Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers’ village and an industrial complex. Dating back to 2580 BC, the pyramids of Giza are thought to have been constructed to house the remains of the deceased pharaohs who ruled over ancient egypt.