Bissara (Bessara) – Egyptian Food

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It is a perfect food for vegetarians! A green creamy mash prepared of grinded fava beans, spices, green pepper, parsley, dill, leek,  and fried onions on the top. Served with Egyptian bread and green onions.

Bissara, also known as Bissara, is a dish in Egyptian cuisine and Moroccan cuisine. In Egypt, Bissara is eaten exclusively as a dip for bread, and is served for breakfast, as a meze, or more rarely, for lunch or dinner. Egyptian Bissara includes herbs or leafy greens, hot peppers, lemon juice, and occasionally onion. Bissara is traditionally a rural farmer’s dish, it is healthier than its Egyptian counterpart, ful medames.

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