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Fava Bean Soup

2 c Fava beans; soaked in
6 c Water
Salt and pepper; to taste
1 ts Cumin
2 Cloves garlic; crushed
1/4 c Olive oil
1/4 c Lemon juice
2 tb Fresh coriander leaves; finely chopped OR parsley


Drain the fava beans but reserve the water. Skin the beans and place in a saucepan. Measure the reserved water, and top up if necessary to alike 6 cups; then bring to a boil. Cover the saucepan and cook over low heat for about 1 hour or until the fava beans are tender. Puree in a blender.

Return the puree to the saucepan and stir in the remaining ingredients except the coriander leaves or parsley. Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes over low heat. Serve in individual bowls garnished with the parsley or coriander leaves.


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