Creme De Favas / Portuguese Fava (Broad) Bean Soup

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by kiwidutch

I picked up a second hand book called Portuguese Cookery by Ursula Bourne, and want to post recipes that I have adapted so that I can make them soonest. If you make this before I do I would very much appreciate your feedback.

Top Review by White Rose Child

This makes a VERY thick, creamy soup. My dried fava beans cooked up so fast, they turned to mush and I didn't even need to blend it!! Not using chicken broth, I added a couple cloves of crushed garlic, veggie broth powder, some paprika and about 1/4 tsp of salt. Not overly exciting, but a good soup all the same. I'd like to try it with roasted garlic and maybe some other traditional Portuguese seasonings. Thanks for posting! Update: I want to add this is VERY good with garlic croutons!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Skin the fava beans (broad beans) and cook them in the chicken stock until they are soft and cooked though.
  2. Blend, sieve or liquidize, the cooked mixture adding as little olive oil as possible to get a smooth consistency. Add pepper and salt to taste.
  3. Serve topped with croutons.

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