Macco di fave or maccu di fave is a traditional Sicilian soup made with dried fava beans, also known as broad beans. Generally very thick in consistency.
- 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
- 500g (1lb) fresh broad beans, shelled
- 4 spring onions, washed and chopped
- 3 wild fennel sprigs, or other preferred herb [optional]
- salt, to taste
- In a pan gently sauté the fava beans with the spring onions and the chopped wild fennel along with olive oil and salt.
- After the vegetables have softened, add enough water to cover the ingredients and bring to a gentle simmer.
- Cook with a lid until tender, adding a splash of water if it dries up too much.
- Finish with a drizzle of fresh olive oil and croutons.
- Serve hot.
- In the Mediterranean, broad beans are also known as “fava”.
- If the soup cools down and becomes solid, it can be dusted in flour and fried. Serve as a starter.
- Category: Starter
- Cuisine: Italian
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 117
- Sugar: 1.3 g
- Sodium: 49 mg
- Fat: 5.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 9.7 g
- Fiber: 6.3 g
- Protein: 5.4 g