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Sicilian Pea soup beans and lettuce

A spring soup, vegan and delicious

by Ada Parisi
5 min read
Minestra di fave, piselli e lattuga

How to make fava bean soup at home, peas and lettuce

Pea soup beans and lettuce: Today, the recipe of a Typical dish of Sicilian spring cuisine. It is a Very light recipe, Vegan, fresh, with all the colors and flavors of spring: is a Country soup, good and simple. Watch it live in this short VIDEO RECIPE!

How to prepare the recipe for fava bean soup with peas and lettuce

This is one of my Heart plates. When in Sicily fava beans and peas appear on the market stalls in April, still small and tender, One of the first spring recipes I prepare is this one Delicate soup, by hints of mint and chlorophyll. In addition to the frittedda SICILY, which has in its interior also the last artichokes and which is prepared in bittersweet. For other dishes with beans, peas and spring vegetables, have a look at all my SPRING RECIPES, fresh and delicate, including also have the famous Vignarola Roman cuisine.

The Preparation of Sicilian broad bean soup, peas and lettuce It's super easy and cooks for 20 minutes, but they are important raw materials. Tender vegetables Fresh, extra virgin olive oil of excellent quality (to remain a virgin in Sicily from Messina Ogliarola, for example, or a Tonda Iblea). If you don't live without cheese, you can use a pecorino canestrato to give that extra touch of salt and lightly toasted crispy homemade bread.

Obviously, If you fail pecorino, The recipe for this Spring soup It is suitable for vegans: I prefer it so. In addition, In this dish there are Low in calories and lots of vitamins And I'm sure, in its simplicity, you will love it. You just have to have a look at all my SICILIAN RECIPES to find the one that suits you. Have a good day.

Minestra di fave, piselli e lattuga


Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 3 voted )


2 pounds of fresh beans (gross weight of waste)

1,5 pounds of fresh peas (gross weight of waste)

a Romaine lettuce

2 spring onions

salt and pepper

extra virgin olive oil

500 ml vegetable stock

fresh mint


The Sicilian bean soup, peas and lettuce is easy to prepare, as you can see in this short VIDEO TUTORIAL. Clean the broad beans and peas, put the vegetables in a colander and rinse them under running water.

Clean the onions, removing the ends and the tough outer parts, then chop finely.

Wash the lettuce, delete the trunk and cut into strips.

Brown the chopped onions in a pan with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and, when they become transparent, add the broad beans and peas. Sauté over medium heat and cover with vegetable broth. Add salt and cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Add the lettuce, a bit 'of fresh mint, cover and turn off the heat. Let rest for 15 minutes the soup.

Serve the soup of beans, peas and lettuce on individual plates, basting with a drizzle of extra virgin and completing the dish with freshly ground black pepper and a few mint leaves. If you like, add the grated pecorino cheese Dop, preferably a nice Sicilian canestrato. Bon appétit!


ADVICE: let crisp vegetables, do not make the mistake to cook them too long, otherwise they will lose crunchiness, color and taste too.

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elisabetta 25 April 2018 - 08:19

How wonderful your new site seems to see the dishes before the eyes, It lacks only the scent, this spring soup is at the top. A big kiss

Ada Parisi 25 April 2018 - 10:26

Thanks Elizabeth, I'm glad you like it. If you think there's something to remember tell me, I like constructive criticism. Good April 25!


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