Egyptian egg salad

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:5 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Give salad a shake-up with an Egyptian-inspired recipe that combines fava beans with egg and the rich flavours of tahini, garlic, lemon and cumin

Nutrient Unit
kcal 260
fat 12g
saturates 2g
carbs 17g
sugars 7g
fibre 10g
protein 16g
salt 0.3g
Khatti dhal


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 lemon , juiced
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 red onion , chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 400g can borlotti or fava beans , juice reserved
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces cut into wedges
  • 2 tomatoes , cut into wedges
  • sprinkling of dried chilli flakes and roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley, optional
Creamy tomato risotto


  • STEP 1

Bring a pan of water to the boil, lower in the eggs and boil for 8 mins. Drain and run under the cold tap to cool them a little, then peel and halve. Meanwhile, mix 1 tbsp lemon juice and 3 tbsp water with the tahini to make a dressing.

  • STEP 2

Heat the oil and fry the onion and garlic for 5 mins to soften them. Add the ground cumin and seeds, stir briefly then add the beans and lightly crush some of them as you heat them, adding some of the juice from the can to get a nice creamy consistency but keeping whole beans, too. Taste and add lemon juice and just a little seasoning if you need to.

  • STEP 3
Pea & broad bean shakshuka

Spoon the beans on to plates with the lettuce, then add the eggs and tomatoes, with the tahini dressing, chilli and parsley, if using.

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