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Fava bean soup

Recipe rating:        
                                  
This delicious soup is very healthy, considering the nutritional qualities of fava beans. They are rich in protein, iron and fiber - like all beans, but also they are a good source of vitamin C and A, and dopamine – an amino acid that will help your memory.
 

 INGREDIENTS

 

Olive oil
1 onion
3 garlic cloves
4 cups shelled fava beans
2 large potatoes
water
1 cup cream or yoghurt
chives

 
 
DIRECTIONS
In a large pot cook heat olive oil and cook chopped onion until glossy. Add mashed garlic and fava beans, stir until the beans are all coated in olive oil and garlic. Sauté just for about a minute. Next add peeled and diced potatoes then cover all vegetables with water almost to the top. Cook for 20 minutes until soft. When ready, remove from heat and using a hand blender cream the soup until smooth. Spice to taste with salt and pepper, then add cream heated with small amount of soup.  Serve decorated with a spoon for cream and chopped chives.            

 

 
 Published: 16-Dec-2011 by Blue Oleander
 
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