Fresh Fava Bean Soup Fresh Fava Bean Soup

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 5 lbs fresh fava beans
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion finely, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups diced plum tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Grana Padano cheese


Shell beans discarding pods. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook beans for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Let cool completely. Pinch skin of each bean to break at one end; squeeze bean out of skin. Set aside.

In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic and hot pepper flakes for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add stock, tomatoes and fava beans; bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.

Add parsley and salt. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with cheese.

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Fresh Fava Bean Soup