OUR FAVORITES

Toasted cornmeal with shrimp

Mediterranean cuisine,Italy
 

Caponet

Mediterranean cuisine,Piedmont
 

Roasted duck Piemontese style

Mediterranean cuisine,Piedmont
 

Istrian Fish Stew

Mediterranean cuisine,Croatia
 

Erbazzone

Mediterranean cuisine,Lombardy,Emilia Romagna
 

Macaroni with almond pesto

Mediterranean cuisine,Sicily
 

Istrian Fish Stew

Mediterranean cuisine,Croatia
 

Zarzuela

Mediterranean cuisine,Catalonia
 

Cauliflower fritters

Mediterranean cuisine,Malta
 
 

Healthy meals - Mediterranean cuisine  

 

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
 
Rate this recipe

 

Not good Excellent

 


 


               

               

 

Captcha Image

 

         

 

Comments

 

 

 

READ ALSO

The sweet taste of Parma Ham

With so many kinds of cured ham available in various regions of the Mediterranean, one might wonder what distinguishes the famous Parma Ham from the rest; what qualities justify the crown in its label, and the global fame. The fact is I had doubts myself whether the premium prices of Prosciutto Crudo di Parma are adequate. I used to opt for the less expensive cured hams (...)

Truffles – the culinary jewels of Istria

(...) With so many truffle gourmet dishes served in fancy restaurants, I was surprised to learn that it is actually best prepared with scrambled eggs. Indeed quite divine! I also experienced the common first taste confusion, uncertain about liking it at the first bite, to find myself seduced by its taste, indeed ‘like a pig’ . And again I reflected, on how the pig sex hormone smelling spice made it to the haute cuisine.

Tuscan Mud in Your Face

Borghese is an extraordinary cosmetic brand which was one of the first to embrace the qualities of spa treatments and make them available to women outside of spa facilities. Tuscany's Terme di Montecatini is the source of Borghese Fango active volcanic mud and the Aqua di Vita complex, made globally available with the love of Princess Marcella Borghese for the spa resort.

 

 

 

© 2011-2014 Blue Oleander Publishing. All rights reserved.

 

 

LEARN MORE

ASK A QUESTION

ADVERTISE WITH US

BARTER COOPERATION

ABOUT BLUE OLEANDER

CONNECT WITH US about the Mediterranean diet in practice

 

 

SIGN-UP

SIGN-UP TO RECEIVE OCCASIONAL UPDATES FROM BLUE OLEANDER.