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Fava Bean Soup with Nopales

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups dried fava beans
4
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
4
dried guajillo chiles, cleaned, stems removed, seeded
1 1/2
cups hot water
6
plum (Roma) tomatoes
1
medium onion, quartered
4
cloves garlic, peeled
3
to 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
cups thinly sliced drained rinsed nopales in brine (from 15-oz jar)
1
teaspoon salt, if desired
Freshly ground black pepper, if desired
1/3
cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2
cup crumbled queso fresco cheese, if desired
2008 © and ®/™ of General Mills

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
710mg
29%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
2g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

 

Directions

  • 1 Cook fava beans as directed on package except using broth in place of the water. Do not drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, place seeded chiles and hot water; set aside.
  • 3 In ungreased 10-inch skillet, cook tomatoes over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, without stirring but turning once, until skin is charred and tomatoes are soft.
  • 4 Drain chiles. In blender, place chiles, charred tomatoes, onion, garlic, 2 cups of the broth. Cover; blend on high speed until smooth. Strain; discard solids.
  • 5 In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the strained sauce. Cook 2 minutes. Stir in the remaining broth, the fava beans with cooking liquid, nopales, salt and pepper. Simmer 10 minutes longer. Garnish with cilantro and cheese.

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