- 1 Kg chicory
- 200 g white beans (dried)
- extra virgin olive oil
For the recipe of beans with chicory, clean the beans, discarding those spoiled. Wash them and put them to soak for 24 hours in cold water. When preparing the vegetables, renew the water to the beans and put them to boil with a bay leaf.
Cook over a medium heat and covered pot, until the beans are pulped and turn into a thick puree. While the beans cook, clean and sprinkle the chicory; chop the stalks into 3-4 parts, wash them in more water and, finally, put them to boil in the only water of the last rinse.
Salt the vegetables before draining it, then remove it slightly al dente. In a large serving dish arrange the whole chicory on one side; on the other side, instead, put the bean purée after removing the bay leaf. Let the preparation warm with a pinch of salt and also wanting with a ground of pepper, but above all with abundant very tasty oil, as is that of Puglia, precisely: this dish of beans, accompanied by a clove of "burrata" (typical cheese local), becomes a complete second.
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