Fava Bean Soup

Flavorful soup that is ideal  for lunch or dinner. Fava bean soup is made up of  resistant starches that will also assist in keeping a body healthy and strong and promote weight loss.

Fava Bean Soup

150 g Fava Beans
4 cups water

2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 leek finely sliced
4 cups water
2 bullion cubes
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg

4 cups water and 150 g  fava beans added to a large pan.  Bring to a boil for 15 minutes and then remove from heat. Drain fava beans in a colander and allow to cool.  Pop beans out of their jackets. Discard fava jackets.

In a large pan add oil, leeks, fava beans, water bullion cubes, barley, pepper flakes, nutmeg and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to allow beans to simmer for an hour over low heat.  Stir often, beans will gradually fall apart and the soup will become creamy. Add more water to liquify soup if it becomes to dense.

Presentation, top off each dish with the following:
1 Tbsp fresh cream
1 tomato diced centered on top of cream
thin slices of fennel or green leaf lettuce