Bigilla

MALTA

If you love beans, meet your new favorite dip

SUBMITTED BY

Jeremy

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Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g dried broad beans
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 cloves garlic more or less depending on your preference
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • 1 chili pepper chopped, more or less depending on your preference
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil more or less as needed
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • fresh mint, lemon juice, and/or capers for garnish, optional
  • water biscuits/crackers (or crostini), tomatoes, olives for serving

Instructions
 

  • Soak the beans in salted water with baking soda for 24 hours.
  • Wash the beans and cook them in plenty of salted water. Bring to the boil and simmer till they are cooked. Do not leave beans short of water, as they may stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.
  • Mince beans in a food processor. Add a pinch of salt & pepper and some olive oil and mix. Put into a serving dish.
  • Chop the parsley, crush the garlic and chili pepper, mix with some oil and balsamic vinegar. Pour this mixture over the bigilla.
  • Top with garnishes if desired. Serve with crackers, tomatoes, and olives.
Course: Snack
Region: Europe

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