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Fava Bean Soup with Nopales

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Fava Bean Soup with Nopales
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 12
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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

140 Calories, 3g Total Fat, 9g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

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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