Broad Bean Soup

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped
  • 1 leek, Technique: Slicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even pieces or strips. I know this Teach me, please sliced
  • 2 potatoes, cut into blocks
  • 200g dried broad beans
  • 2 sticks celery, Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1.5L chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 40g butter
  • 1 handful fresh fava beans
  • 3 spring onions with tops, Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped
  • For the garnish:

  • ¼ cucumber, Technique: Dicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even cube-shaped pieces. I know this Teach me, please diced
  • ½ preserved lemon, Technique: Dicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even cube-shaped pieces. I know this Teach me, please diced
  • 1 tomato, seeds removed and Technique: Dicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even cube-shaped pieces. I know this Teach me, please diced
  • ½ red onion, finely Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped
  • 3 spring onions, Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped

Use imperial measurements

Method

How to make Broad Bean Soup

Place the broad beans in a bowl and cover with cold water, soak overnight to hydrate them. The following morning, drain the beans and pop the skins off of them.

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add the onion, leek, potato and dried beans and cook, stirring for 6 minutes. Stir in the paprika, cumin and cook for 5 minutes, add the celery, garlic and stock and simmer gently, covered for about 1 hour or until the beans are soft and breaking up, adding some extra stock if you need it. Do not add any salt whilst the beans are cooking as this will cause them to toughen.

Remove from the stove, add the butter and Technique: Blend Mixing two or more ingredients with another so that they combine together as one mixture. You can also use the main blade of a food processor to blend. I know this Teach me, please blend the soup until it is smooth for a creamy finish. Add the fresh fava beans and season with salt and pepper. If the soup is too thick then thin it down with a little more liquid. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle with the garnish ingredients and some Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped herbs.