Fool Nabed – Fava Bean Soup (Egyptian)

Fool Nabed - Fava Bean Soup (Egyptian)
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Ingredients:
2 cups dried fava beans ( or 4 cups canned fava or broad beans)
1 teaspoon cumin
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
water, used to soak fava beans

Directions:
Soak fava beans overnight.
Drain fava beans and save water.
Peel the skins from the fava beans and place the beans in large saucepan.
Measure 6 cups of soaking water and add to the fava beans.
Bring to a boil on medium high heat.
Reduce heat to medium and cook for 45 minutes, or until beans are soft.
Once beans are tender, remove beans from heat and puree in a blender.
Return pureed fava beans to saucepan and bring to a boil.
Add water if needed.
Stir in cumin, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and bring to a second boil.
Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve in a bowl and sprinkle parsley on top.

Servings: 8

Time preparation: 15 min.

Time total: 65 min.

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