Recipes

BIGILLA (SPICY BEAN PASTE)

25min min

Time

25min persons

Servings

Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg dried broad beans
  • 1/2 cup of Borges Garlic Olive Oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red chilli pepper, small
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • Tabasco sauce
  • 1 soupspoon of oregano and mint, finely chopped
  • Salt

Step by step

  1. Step 1

    This purée may be served cold or hot, as a snack with on bread or as dip.

  2. Step 2

    Soak the beans for 24 hours, changing the water at least 3 times.
    Boil the beans for one and a half hours. Drain off any excess liquid and mash the beans.
    Add the garlic, garlic olive oil, lemon juice, red chilli, parsley and salt.

  3. This is a traditional Maltese dish, 100% Mediterranean. Products such as broad beans provide carbohydrates, proteins, and fibre and have a very low fat content. Garlic and Borges garlic olive oil add a touch of health to the dish since garlic contains multiple properties (diuretic, antibacterial, digestive, antithrombotic and anticarciogenic).

    Chef: Josep Maria Luque · 8cadires.com