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Fava Bean Soup
Fava Bean Soup
(Zuppa di Fava)
 
 
Ingredients:

5 lbs fresh fava beans
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground hot red pepper
4 cups vegetable stock
2 cups diced plum tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Shaved Pecorino Romano or Grana Padano cheese
 
Directions:
 
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.
 
Afterwards, pinch skin of each bean to break at one end; squeeze the bean out of its skin. Set aside.

In large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic and hot pepper for about 5 minutes or until softened.
 
Add vegetable 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. Serves 4.
 
That's it!
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