Summertime is knocking at the door even if the weather is still uncertain and cloudy I am ready to cook and prepare all vegetables that are in season!
Always kreeping simple because this is the secret o italian cuisine here many good idea how to prepare Broad Beans-Zucchini-Fennel-Peas- Asparagus and more and more.
Broad beans or Fava, Beans are the hardiest of all beans. They are also one of the most pronounced flavour. Native from Africa and South West Asia arrived in Europe as lentils and chickpeas maybe already eaten 6.000 years BC.
Sow in a grid with each seed 25cm from the next. Select a spot that is sheltered from strong winds.
Pick the pods when the beans have swollen inside, and eat them immediately, or frozen.......
Broad beans pureè
6tb of extra virgin olive oil
1 clove of garlic
1 little red onion finelly chopped
500 gr Broad beans
Pinch of dried oregano
2 medium potatoes
salt black pepper
fresh mint or basil
2 cups of water
Into a little pan pour the oil with garlic and onion. Add broad beans, 2 medium potatoes in cubes. Add water and boil for 20 minutes.
Mash the broad beans with a blender adding mint or basil, oregano, salt and black pepper.
Serve immediately, with crusty bread if desired sprinkle extra oil on top!
This pateè can be used also for dressing your pasta!