TOMATO AND FAVA BEAN SOUP



TOMATO AND FAVA BEAN SOUP AND AN AWARD
I started preparing this soup just like a regular tomato soup when I remembered an opened can of fava beans that had been sitting in the fridge for the past few days. I thought of adding the beans as such in the soup but the ones I had were a little bit on the bigger side, so I blended everything. The soup still tasted like tomato and basil soup but it was thick with a creamy texture. The only thing that went in my head as we were having this soup was “why didn’t I think of that before!”

INGREDIENTS:
Canned diced tomatoes, 1 can.
Red onion, medium-sized, 1.
Cooked fava beans, 1 cup.
Garlic, 2 cloves.
Olive oil.
Salt and pepper as per taste.
Chili powder (optional), ¼ teaspoon.
Basil leaves (1 bunch if fresh ones are used, 2 teaspoons if dried basil is used).
Grated parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons.
Any broth like chicken or vegetable broth, 2 cups.

PREPARATION:
Cook the fava beans until they are tender. If canned beans are used, rinse them well before using it. Dice the onions and crush the garlic cloves coarsely. Heat a pot with some olive oil and when the oil is hot enough, add the diced onions and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until the onions are well caramelized. Switch off the stove and let it cool. Add the diced tomatoes and fava beans to a blender and add the sautéed onions to this mixture and blend everything to a smooth paste. If fresh basil is used, half of it can be added while blending and the remaining half can be torn and added to the soup while serving. Pour the blended mixture to the pot and add salt, pepper, chili powder, and dried basil leaves if they are used along with 2 cups of broth and 2 cups of water. Let it simmer for 15 minutes and stir in the parmesan cheese. Ladle the soups into serving bowls and serve hot with any crusty whole grain bread.

Pooja Sekar from http://poojas-kitchen.blogspot.com/ has passed on this lovely award to me. Thank you very much dear for making my day. I am honored :)

42 comments:

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

First time here....Congrats on your award...Huuuummmm yummyyyy..the soup looks awesome

Kalyani said...

wow the soup looks delicious ......

Nithya Praveen said...

Congrats on ur award....looks delicious!

Varsha Vipins said...

Lovely soup Gita,loved that deep red hue..congrats on ur award..:)

Superchef said...

love that colour of the soup..looks very delicious. Congrats on the award, dear!

Preety said...

soup is always a luxury to have anytime..congrats for your award too

Pooja said...

The soup looks delicious! Comforting food! Congrats on your award too!

Priya said...

Wat a delicious soup, eyecatching colour..Congrats on ur award Gita!

Sowjanya said...

I accidentally stumbled upon your blog but am not regretting for that. you have a lovely blog out there and the fava beans soup looks delicous.

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Pavithra said...

soup looks delicious and yum. Congrats on the award

Pooja said...

healthy soup Gita.. congrats on ur award !

VIDYA VENKY said...

that soup looks so soothing..lovely gita

Viki's Kitchen said...

The soup looks inviting .Want to have that bowl in this rainy season.
Congrats on ur award dear. u deserve more.

Sanghi said...

Yummy soup! Congrats for the award too gita!

Preeti Singh said...

Soup looks so awesome and healthy...congrats for the award, Gita....and thankyou so much for replying....I that that option also, but no gain.... and uploaded all this pics again....few of the clicks are still missing boz have already deleted then from my hard disc. :)

Prathibha said...

Nice soup...never had fava beans...
Congrats on ur award dear..

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai dear...yet another lovely soup from you...delicious.......

Nath said...

Hi... great recipe and I have award for you... Grab it!
see ya! :)

Uma said...

lovely soup. So refreshing.

Parita said...

Oh my what a comfort soup! congrats on your award dear!

Laavanya said...

What a great way to incorporate protein and fiber into an old favorite :)

Congrats on your award!

Vrinda said...

Congrtas on ur award Gita..soup looks yum and nice color...

Kitchen Flavours said...

That's an aromatic soup...looks yum and sounds healthy...Congrats on your award....I can open the page easily now....

littletastebuds said...

Congrats on your award,Love the color and ingredients.

Divya Vikram said...

Have always heard the benefits of fava beans. looks too good!lovely color. And congrats on your awad.

Astra Libris said...

Such a gorgeous soup, and such a clever idea, adding fava beans to make the soup creamy! Absolutely brilliant - and soooo healthy too!

n33ma said...

You sure a cooking up so many healthy recipes.Love the soup,though I'm yet to try fava beans in soup.Looks inviting.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Congrats dear. Soup looks creamy and yummy.

Malar Gandhi said...

Congrats on ur award, soup luk delish.

Mangala Bhat said...

WOW! 1st time here dear ! u have a wonderful space .Congrats on ur award ..Soup looks yummy

Hari Chandana said...

Congrats on your award..soup looks delicious.. and thanks for sharing :)

Seena said...

Loved your idea, Gita! :)

Chitra said...

congrats..soup loooks gud:")

Usha said...

The soup looks delicious !

Ashwini said...

lovely soup...congrats for the award..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Soup sounds so filling Gita! Congrats on ur award :)

Doloncookbook said...

What a lovely & healthy recipe ... Looks yummy . & congrats for the award .

Jyoti said...

The soup looks delicious and is so healthy !

Valarmathi said...

Congrats our your award. Soup looks healthy and yummy.

Smitha said...

Congrats on the award and nice soup..should be great on a cold day.

Rahin said...

congrats gita , the soup looks yummy with the crusty bread

rekhas kitchen said...

Congrats on your award and delicious and healthy soup looks yummmy.