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Mashed fava beans with cicory

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Mashed fava beans with cicory Mashed fava beans and chicory is a dish prepared all around Puglia. In ancient times, the fava beans were cooked in earthenware jars left next to a burning fire for hours.


  • 500 g dried fava beans
  • 2-3 potatoes
  • 1 kg chicory
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 5-6 bay leaves
  • Salt



Rel. easy
per person



  1. Soak the dried broad beans in water and let them sit for at least 12 hours.
  2. Put the broad beans in a pot and cover with water, add a couple of laurel leaves and the peeled potatoes.
  3. Cook for a couple of hours during which make sure to remove the foam that forms on top.
  4. In the meantime, clean the vegetables, bring salted water to a boil, add the vegetables and cook for 15-20 minutes and then drain.
  5. Once the broad beans are cooked take out the excess water and whip with a wooden spoon, add salt and olive oil.
  6. Serve the mashed beans and chicory on a large plate adding in little olive oil on the chicory.
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