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Fava Bean Soup with Nopales

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

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
25
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.
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