I have been exploring different options for Gazpachos, over the weekend I made a Watermelon Gazpacho, but I was going through the pantry and I have all these dried beans, and I though, why try to create a cold soup with these other than always doing a hummus. So here is my first creation, i hope you enjoy it -
Fava Bean Gazpacho
1 1/4 lb shelled Fresh Fava beans, if dried you will need to soak them with a teaspoon of baking soda
2 slice of day old bread
1 clove of garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh Mint, minced
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 teaspoon of fresh lime juice -
Garnish: Have additional fresh fava beans for garnish, also zest the lime prior to juicing
Place bread in a bowl, add lime juice and just enough water to cover bread, let soak for about 1 hour.
Blanch fava beans in hot water for 2 minutes, remove and let cool.
Place bread and water into the food processor, followed by the balance of ingredients with the exception of the mint, puree. Strain into a bowl, chill for at least 3 hours.
With the balance of the fava beans for garnish, blanch in hot water for 2 minutes, remove and let cool, then toss with mint, zest and an additional tablespoon of olive.
Spoon soup into bowl and garnish with minted fava beans - Serve