Ful Medames is a classic Israeli dish that's like a crossover of a bean salad and a bean dip. This flavorful dish is made with a base of fava beans and a few other simple ingredients like tomato, onion, garlic and parsley to give it a rich, savory flavor.
In order to make the dish less like a bean salad and more like a dip or a spread, ingredients like olive oil and lemon juice are necessary to thin out the mixture. At this stage, the mixture's consistency and seasonings can be adjusted to taste.
Once all of the ingredients have been assembled, the Ful Medames is typically served with a side of bread and pickled vegetables.