Fava Bean Farro Soup Recipe

Fava Bean Farro Soup

Fava Bean Farro Soup

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 Carrots, Peeled And Diced
  • 2 Celery Stalks, Diced
  • 1 Medium Onion, Peeled And Diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Peeled And Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Chopped or Pureed Tomatoes
  • 1 Pound Shelled Fresh Fava Beans
  • 1 1/2 Cups Farro
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped, Fresh Parsley
  • 1 1/2 Quarts Homemade Broth (See Above)

To Serve:

  • Mashed Fresh Fava Beans (See Note Above)
  • Grated Pecorino Cheese
  • Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • In a large heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil and then add the carrots, celery, onions, and garlic.
  • Sauté until tender over medium heat, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, farro, dried oregano and broth.
  • Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat, and simmer everything over low heat until the farro becomes tender, adding a cup or two of water as needed if the soup becomes too thick.
  • After 10 minutes of cooking time, add the fava beans and the chopped parsley to the pot.
  • The farro should be tender to the bite but not mushy, which takes between 20 to 25 minutes of cooking over low heat.
  • Taste the soup, and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  • Serve in individual bowls, using your garnish of choice.