Learn how to cook fava beans and make this delicious fava bean soup Mexican recipe or sopa de habas recipe. Enjoy this recipe during Lent or anytime you’re craving soup.
This recipe is also in Spanish: Como hacer Sopa de Habas
I remember when I was a girl, it was very hard for me to try fava beans. My grandmother used to make fava soup but I didn’t want to try them just by the smell while they were cooking. It was later that she convinced me that I got the strength to try them. I loved them!
Now the same thing happens with my children, at first they were reluctant to try them, but little by little they have been catching their taste. I like the creamy feeling of fava beans. I hope you enjoy and prepare the recipe!
fava bean soup Mexican recipe
- 1 package of Fava beans
- 1 1/2 liters of water
- 1 chopped tomato
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 3 Branches of Cilantro Picado
- 2 garlic cloves
Clean the fava beans removing rocks, old fava beans, or dry fava skin, rinse them under tap water, and drain them.
If you prefer, you can soak the fava beans a few hours before cooking to speed up the process. For example, if you are going out and you don’t want to leave them cooking on the stove. (or in the slow cooker, such as when you cook the beans).
Place the fava beans with water in a deep saucepan, add salt to taste, and let it cook for about an hour or until they are soft.
While fava beans are cooking, heat oil in another small frying pan. Add onion and garlic and fry them until the onion is clear, add tomato and cilantro and move for a minute or two.
When done, add this mixture to the cooked fava bean and boil everything together for about five more minutes.
Serve your fava bean Mexican soup warm, with tortillas or bread.
Garnish with fresh cheese and cilantro.
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