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Broad Bean (Fava Bean) Soup

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(Recipe ID: 585)

Serves 4

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Source: Vito De Carolis

Simple, savory soup made using Broad (or Fava) Beans, which are extremly popular in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking.


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  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 Garlic Clove, Sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
  • 3 1/2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 cup Broad Beans, fresh or frozen
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano *
  • 2 drops Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Coarse Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Green Peppercorn, to taste *


  1. In a pot melt butter, add onion and garlic, fry until soft but not colored.  Stir in flour and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add beef broth, bring to boil, then add broad beans, oregano, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.  Cover with a lid and simmer until the beans are tender.
  3. Use a blender to obtain a thin cream consistency (adding hot water if necessary).  Serve at once.

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