Cooking with Mom: Beans Puree with Endive

My mom is feeling better and better everyday, which makes me happy!

Yesterday we even cooked together. We made this Southern Italian traditional dish that both my mom and I learned from my grandma.

This is a very simple and cheap dish, like most of the Southern Italian dish, made of beans, vegetables and olive oil.

This is how you make it!

Ingredients (serves 8):

  • 1 kg of Endive (boiled)
  • 1/2 kg of beans
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium size potato
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp of olive oil per serving

Soak the beans in water overnight

This is the following day

Rinse them with fresh water

Then drain them

and put them in a high pot

Add in 1 chopped potato

cover with water

and bring it to a boil on medium heat. As soon as the water starts boiling an heavy foam will create on the surface

Remove it with a spoon

Add 1 tsp of salt and let simmer for about 30 min, or until the beans will look like this

At this point drop in about 3 tbsp of flour and stir well

Keep cooking on low heat for 5 more minutes then turn off the heat

Drop 3 tbsp of olive oil in an other pot and heat it up

place a  masher on top of the pot with oil

and slowly move the beans from one pot

to the other and mashed them

Keep cooking on low heat stirring constantly. Then turn off the heat!

Meanwhile boil some vegetables, I like endive, I think it match really good the bean puree

Serve in a plate some of the veggies

then laddle on top one or two spoons of puree

Drizzle with about 1 tsp of olive oil and enjoy!

One Serving provides:

  • Calories: 157
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

Coming soon some delicious Easter recipes! Have a great weekend.





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