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Broad beans, also known as fava beans, are a versatile legume that adds a satisfying texture and nutty flavor to dishes. In this stew, tender broad beans are simmered in a rich and aromatic tomato-based sauce, along with a medley of vegetables and herbs. This stew is a nutritious and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed on its own or served alongside rice, bread, or couscous.

Flavorful Broad Beans Stew Recipe

The delightful flavors of broad beans with this easy-to-make Broad Beans Stew. The tender beans are cooked in a flavorful tomato-based sauce infused with herbs and spices, resulting in a hearty and nutritious dish. This stew can be enjoyed as a comforting meal on its own or paired with your favorite side dishes. With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can savor the satisfying flavors of this delicious Broad Beans Stew.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 43 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • large pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • cutting board and knife


  • broad beans
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • garlic
  • carrot
  • celery stalk
  • red bell pepper
  • diced tomatoes
  • paprika
  • cumin
  • thyme
  • bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • fresh parsley


  • If using fresh broad beans, shell and peel them before cooking. If using frozen broad beans, thaw them according to package instructions.Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the onion becomes translucent.Add the diced carrot, celery, and red bell pepper to the pot. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes, along with their juice, into the pot. Stir well to combine.Add the paprika, ground cumin, dried thyme, bay leaf, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir to distribute the spices evenly.
  • Add the broad beans to the pot and mix them with the other ingredients.Cover the pot and simmer the stew over low heat for about 30-40 minutes, or until the broad beans are tender and cooked through.
  • Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, if needed.Remove the bay leaf from the stew before serving.
  • Ladle the Broad Beans Stew into bowls and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
  • Serve the stew hot with rice, bread, or couscous as desired.



If fresh broad beans are not available, you can substitute them with canned or frozen broad beans. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Customize the stew by adding other vegetables such as potatoes, zucchini, or spinach.
For an extra burst of flavor, you can add a squeeze of lemon juice or sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the stew before serving.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently before serving.
Enjoy the delightful flavors and textures of this hearty Broad Beans Stew. The tender broad beans, combined with a rich tomato-based sauce and aromatic spices, create a satisfying and nutritious dish. Whether enjoyed as a comforting meal or served alongside your favorite accompaniments, this stew is sure to please your taste buds and provide a delightful dining experience.


Serving: 800g
Keyword broad beans stew
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