Fava Bean Soup with Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 240.4
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 892.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.2 g
  • Protein: 9.0 g

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Hearty but light; vegetarian/vegan, and COMPLETELY satisfying. No brainer to fix. Hearty but light; vegetarian/vegan, and COMPLETELY satisfying. No brainer to fix.
Number of Servings: 6


    Water, tap, 2 quarts
    Beans, fava, 3 cups, dried
    Onions, raw, 1 large, cut in eighths
    Carrots, baby, raw, 1 pound
    Sea salt, 2 tsp
    Pepper, black, coarse (restaurant) grind 2 tsp
    Rosemary, dried, 2 tsp
    Tomatoes, petite diced, 14.5 oz can
    Garlic, fresh, chopped, 1 tsp
    Ritrovo Corn Pasta, 8 oz


In a large pot/dutch oven, pour 2 quarts tap water; add fava beans, carrots (I used baby, peeled carrots. MY time is worth something, too, huh? So's YOURS) onion (peel and cut in half; cut THOSE halves in half. Drop in soup) tomatoes, salt, pepper and garlic. Bring the whole she-bang to a boil. Turn down to 'simmer,' and cover. Allow to cook for anywhere from three to four hours.

MEANWHILE, cook pasta according to manufacturer's directions. I used corn pasta because it looks pretty; and, I bought it on sale. Drain and put aside. When you're ready to serve the soup, place a serving of pasta in the bottom of a bowl, pour the soup over it, and eat. Maybe a dash of Sriracha sauce, or Sambal Oelek. Maybe not. At 240 calories a serving, you can try it several ways a night, and feel NO guilt.

Tell me whatcha think; I enjoy criticism as well as compliments. God bless, and...keep coming back. It works, if you work it.

Serving Size: makes six servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TA24JC.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband LOVED this soup! I added one of those Knorr's concentrated chicken stock" cups, and threw in some oregano as well. I didn't put it over pasta, however, but the soup was very good just as it was - definitely keeping this one for making again. - 1/7/12