Fava Beans with Tomato Concasse and Soft-Boiled Eggs

Fava beans, also called broad beans, like other vegetables are high in protein, fibre, minerals and vitamin C. Eating these beans can boost your body’s immunity and help maintain a healthy digestive system.

fava beans with tomato concassee

How to store fava beans or broad beans

Fresh, unshelled broad beans can easily be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to 10 days. 

Once cooked and shelled they should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a maximum of two days. Cooked beans can be frozen but might be slightly watery when thawed. 

Dried broad beans can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a year.

How to use broad beans

  • Add to hummus to give it a light green colour.
  • Can add texture to soups.
  • Add to salads for extra fibre and protein.
  • Sauté with some olive oil, add some fresh herbs and lemon juice, and serve as a side dish.
  • Use them to make a fancy toast topping.
fava beans with tomato concassee

Fava Beans with Tomato Concasse

Eating fava beans can boost your body’s immunity and help maintain a healthy digestive system.
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Appetisers & Starters, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine International
Servings 2 people
Calories 291 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)



Prepare the tomato concassee

  • Sweat the onions with the olive oil until translucent.
    sweat onions
  • Add the garlic, the dried herbs and the tomato concassee, stir to combine.
    tomato concassee
  • Season the tomato with a pinch of salt and white ground pepper, then cover with a lid and simmer for 35-40 minutes. Stir occasionally and cook until the liquid has evaporated.
    tomato concassee

Finish the dish

  • Add the broad beans to the tomato concassee, simmer for 2 more minutes, and season to taste with salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
    fava beans added to tomato concassee
  • Arrange the broad beans and tomato concassee in the centre of a plate with hot soft-boiled eggs on top.
    fava beans with tomato concassee


  • A soft boiled egg with firm egg white and runny yolk needs to be cooked for only 6 minutes.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 12gFat: 15gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 9mgFiber: 8gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 36IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
Keyword broad beans, eggs, fava beans, tomato
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