Finally something new and exciting to try! We are newbies to a bean that has been around for more than 5,000 years in Mediterranean diets. The Fava Bean is a superfood packed with nutrients and known for their high protein and fiber content. Despite the name, they are members of the pea family.
Last night I soaked two cups of dried fava beans in water. After work today I removed the coatings and sautéed them with garlic, onion, tofu, jalepeños and veggie broth. I added the normal spices, but avoided salt and oil. Then I added a can of lite coconut milk, spinach, mushrooms and peppers.
The jalepeños added a spicy zing to the sweetness of the coconut. I simmered the soup for about 10 minutes. The fava beans have a nutty flavor that I like. They softened up too. Any that tofu? That’s homemade! I’ve been busy this week, but I found time to make a fresh batch of tofu!
One serving of this meal was all it took. I’m still full!