Creme De Favas / Portuguese Fava (Broad) Bean Soup

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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 Christina Tenazinha

I am coming into this conversation very late in the day I know but if Kiwidutch if you are still interested in this soup. I will tell you how I make it in Portugal. Firstly use fresh favas with a good pinch of sea salt and if you have a pressure cooker cook them in that. I bring the cooker up to boiling and then switch off. Then once the pressure has gone down I sieve the liquid to remove all the skins from the favas. Add pepper to taste at the end of cooking. It should not need any extra favouring. Although I do know people who add a bit of cream at the time of serving it.

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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