Fava Bean Soup

A bowl of fava bean soup on a black table
  • Author: Salima's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup, Dinner
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Northern African
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 2 lbs dried split fava beans
  • 8 cups water 
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika 
  • 1 chili pepper - stem removed (optional)



  1. Rinse beans if necessary. Add all ingredients to a heavy bottomed soup pot. Bring to a boil, lower heat to low and cover, leaving a crack open and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the beans are soft. Watch and add more water if needed.
  2. Blend with an immersion blender or stand blender in batches. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, toasted torn pieces of bread, a sprinkle of paprika and cumin. 


Fava bean soup will thicken as it cools. Add a splash of water as needed when reheating to thin it out! 

Keywords: Fava Bean Soup, Moroccan Fava Bean Soup, Moroccan Soup