Fave and chicory recipe – Italian Cuisine – Italian Cuisine

Fave and chicory recipe - Italian Cuisine


  • 600 g chicory
  • 300 g dry peeled fava beans
  • 3 pcs slices of homemade bread
  • fresh chilli
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt

For the recipe of fava beans and chicory, let the beans be rehydrated in a bowl filled with cold water for at least 8 hours. You can soak them in the evening to have them ready to cook the next morning. Drain and boil for about 1 hour in boiling salted water. Drain and transfer them to a bowl. Season with oil and salt. Mash them with a fork more or less coarsely, according to your taste. Clean the chicory removing the more coriaceous parts and boil it in salted water for 2 minutes from the boil. Drain it and squeeze it gently. Season with oil, salt and a few slices of fresh chilli pepper. Cut the slices of bread into small pieces. Roast them in a hot pan without adding seasonings. Spread the beans in the dishes, add the chicory and the pieces of bread. Season with a little oil just before serving.

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