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Garlic and Fava Beans Soup


A soup which is a combination of Mediterranean garlic soups with a 17th century East European fava beans soup. Quite good.













Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


For the fava beans:
200 grams fava beans
fresh or frozen (up to 250 grams)
2 cups water
For the stock:
1 litre water
1 each chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
1 each chicken wings
1 each chicken wings
60 grams leeks
leaves, chopped
3 each allspice berries
For the soup:
2 teaspoons sunflower oil
6 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons parsley stems
plus new celeriac stems and dill stems, chopped finely
1 each potatoes
6 each juniper berries
1 teaspoon marjoram
1 pinch savory
1 teaspoon garlic
bear's garlic, dried
1 pinch turmeric
1 each scallions, spring or green onions
chopped finely
1 x salt and black pepper
1 x parsley leaves
and/or cilantro leaves, chopped finely for garnish


1 - Cook the fava beans in water for about 25 minutes. Drain and let it cool for several minutes. 2 - Cook the chicken stock for 30 to 40 minutes. Skim fat from the surface of the stock and discard it. Remove all of the solids. 3 - Peel each single fava bean. Discard skins, and purée the beans using a fork. 4 - Crush the garlic using a garlic press, then fry it in 1 teaspoon of oil for a minute or two. Let the garlic become golden but not brown. 5 - Now for the soup, add the garlic and fava beans to the stock as well as the ingredients from the parsley stems to the turmeric. Season with the salt. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are soft. 6 - In the meantime, sauté the spring onion in 1 teaspoon of oil until light brown color, and add to the soup. Taste, and add salt and pepper if desired. 7 - Garnish with the chicken meat, chives and the leaves of parsley and/or cilantro.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Wow, this soup sounds seriously delicious. Love that you make your own chicken stock with these yummy ingredients, it must be very very good. We love homemade chicken stock, it's always the best! Very healthy and nutritious soup that is perfect for a cold winter day!

over 9 years ago

thank you.. this is a basic stock rather.. I usually cook fresh stocks for my soups, and the ingredients inside the stock are different for each soup.. garlic and fava beans soup can be cooked in variety of ways.. this is one of the rendition of mine.. I like this soup and I specially freeze fava beans for the winter time.. greetings from Warsaw..


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 195g (6.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8626% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 4% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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