Minestrone di Fave con Cicoria

Minestrone di Fave con Cicoria


(Fava bean soup with chicory)

Ingredients (serves 4 people)
400g dried fava beans
800g chicory
1 clove of garlic
Cazzetta Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
A light spinkle of chili pepper flakes

Leave the fava beans to soak overnight or for however many hours recommended on the packet. When you come to cook, drain them and place in a pan.  Cover with water, season and leave to cook at a gentle bubble for around 3-4 hours or until they have begun to mash. Then pass through a sieve, place in a pan with a little oil and a little water if really thick.

Wash the chicory, cut roughly and add to a tall pan with some olive oil and the clove of garlic chopped into smallish pieces). Season and add a little sprinkle of chili flakes, mix well and cover with a lid. Cook on a very low flame until the chicory is soft. Separate the chicory from the liquid and get ready to serve. Ladel the fava bean soup into bowls and top with a spoonful of chicory. Drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil and sit down to a hearty, warming winter feast!



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