Recently we made a Mexican dried fava bean soup, full of chilli, garlic and herbs, and very delicious. Today’s Fava Bean soup, also from Mexico, is full of garlic, chilli, cumin and saffron, and really is very good. I think it has become my second favourite fava bean soup. We have a larder full of all sorts of dried broad beans this year, so it definitely will be a broad bean Winter!
The secret of this soup is a recado – a flavoursome and aromatic puree of tomatoes, garlic and onions that is fried off and used as a soup base.
Fava bean soups generally fall into two categories – the style that features the texture and flavour of the beans, and the style that uses the creaminess of the beans as a base for other flavours. Both are wonderful winter soups, and the Mexican style falls into the last category.
Similar dishes include Fava Bean Soup with Roast Garlic, Mint and Coriander, Fava Bean Soup with Potatoes, Fava Bean Soup or Dip with Herbs, and Fava Bean Soup with Turmeric and Herbs.
Browse all of our Fava Bean dishes, and all of our Soups. Or explore our Late Autumn recipes.
We use Australian measurements: 1 tspn = 5ml; 1 Tblspn = 20ml; 1 cup = 250m
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Welcome to Sweetcorn Season. Mostly we eat the whole corns raw – the sweetness is most intense when it is raw. We nibble away at those juicy corns, getting the skins stuck between our teeth and occasionally finding one of those long sweetcorn hairs in our mouths. But, boy, they are juicy and best eaten like this outdoors.
Sometimes we steam them and slaver them in butter. This is how we ate them as children. Later on I learned to add coarsely ground black pepper. Still later we added chilli and lime juice. And I began to roast them rather than steam them, covering them in their natural wrapping and throwing them on the BBQ or indoor grill. Even later, I learned to cook them as they do for Indian Street Food.
Just occasionally, we remove the cooked kernels and pop them into salads, or make sweetcorn salads in their own right. This recipe today is such a sweetcorn salad, one with the Mexican tangs of chilli and lime juice.
You might like to also try Sweetcorn Sundal (an Indian salad), Tomato and Sweetcorn Soup, or a similar cold soup.
Other salads that might take your fancy include: Cherry Tomato Salad with Soy Dressing, Asparagus Salad, or Buckwheat Salad.
You can browse all of our Sweetcorn Recipes, our Salad recipes, or take some time to check out our Late Summer Recipes.
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Since the garden has includes some tomato bushes I have been playing around with green tomatoes, and adore them a lot. In the simplest form, they go amazingly well in salads, and mixed in with ripe tomatoes to top your pasta dinner. This recipe is a Salsa and it plays to the green tomato’s flavour and texture. I hope you enjoy it.
Similar recipes include Green Tomato Sambar, and Green Tomato and Mozzarella Salad.
If you are after other Salsa recipes, try Green Tomato and Pineapple Salsa, Tomato Salsa, Peach Salsa and Pawpaw Salsa.
You can browse all of our Salsa Recipes here, all of our Green Tomato Recipes here, and all of our Tomato Recipes here. Or take some time and browse our Late Summer recipes.
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