400g dried broad beans

3-4 garlic cloves


parsley chopped finely

chilli pepper

olive oil

bicarbonate of soda


  1. Soak the beans in salted water with some bicarbonate of soda for 24 hours.
  2. Rinse beans well and put in pan and cook in plenty of salted water.  Bring to the boil and simmer till they are cooked.  Do not leave the beans short of water, as they may stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.
  3. Mince beans.  Season them.  Add some olive oil and put into a serving dish.
  4. Chop the parsley, peel and crush the garlic and chilli pepper; mix with some oil and vinegar.  Pour this sauce over the beans.