Kusksu & Broad Beans Soup

  • Time:
    1 hour 30 minutes

Traditional Maltese recipe, prepared especially during lent period and Good Friday. This is a vegetarian soup since it is prepared mainly with broad beans, kusksu pasta and fresh goat cheese (gbejniet).


3 medium sized onions
450 grams broad beans
500ml water
500ml vegetable stock
225 grams kusksu pasta
4 fresh goat cheese ( gbejniet  friski)
1 large garlic clove
4 bay leaves
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
4 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon basil
salt and pepper for taste


Heat  olive oil in a pan, add the coarsely chop onions and the finely chopped cloves.   When the onions become tender add the tomato paste to the pan until they absorb the red colour.   Reduce the heat and add the chopped parsley, basil and bay leaves and let them simmer for 5 minutes.

coarsely chopped onionadd tomato paste to onionadd parsley

Pour the water and vegetable stock in a large pot.  Add the kusksu pasta, the peeled broad beans and the onion mixture and let them simmer for about 60 minutes.  When ready add the goat cheese (if using) or you can add an egg per person when serving.

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