Spring vegetable stew with fregola sardo



An other veggie day today. Again adapted from jamies italian cookbook. A stew of fave beans, peas, spinach, leek and artichokes.

Cook you artichokes, preferably small violet ones, take off the outer leaves cut into half’s and take out thin white “hair”.  Blanch your fave beans in salted water for 1 minutes, then blanch the leek for 3-4 minutes, and then the spinach. You can do this in the same boiling water, using a big spoon. Boil the peas in broth for ten minutes.

MIx all together and cook on low heat for 10minutes. Add a good handful of chopped parsley and fresh mint. Season with salt, pepper and a dash of good olive oil.

Eventually you can add some lemon zest or smokes ham or tuna, that could be nice too.

Serve mixed with fresh pasta.