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Fava Bean Soup with Fried Bacon

Fava Bean Soup with Fried Bacon

An easy and tasty fava bean soup with crispy bacon is the perfect starter to a summer meal: it's simple but delicious, try this recipe at home!

14 July, 2015
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serves for


total time

0 HR 40 MIN


2 tbsp
3, finely chopped
Fava beans
500 g
Vegetable stock
1 1/2 litres
Crème fraîche
1 tbsp
6 slices, crispy fried
Crème fraîche
3 - 4 tbsp


To prepare the fava bean soup start hating the oil in a large pan and cook the shallots for 10 minutes until softened.

Add the fava beans and cook for 2 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Simmer gently for 20 minutes until the beans are tender.

Add the creme fraiche and cool slightly.

Transfer the soup in batches to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Return to the pan and reheat gently.

Pour into serving bowls and add a swirl of creme fraiche. Crumble over the bacon and enjoy the fava bean soup.

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