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Sicilian Beans

Ingredients
  Shelled fresh peas 12 Ounce
  Shelled broad beans 12 Ounce
  Artichokes 4 Small (Fresh / Canned)
  Lemon juice 4 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water/White stock 4 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Grated nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Fresh mint leaves 6
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vinegar 2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Clean the fresh artichokes. Slice them into 8 pieces. Add into a saucepan of boiling water mixed with lemon juice. Allow to cook for 5 minutes.

MAKING
2) In a saucepan, heat oil. Add in chopped onion. Cook till it becomes soft and transparent. Do not let them brown.
3) Drain the artichokes before adding them into the pan. Add in water and stock and cook for a while.
4) Next, add in the beans, peas, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cover the pan. Cook on low for about 30 minutes.
5) Chop a few of the mint leaves and leave the rest whole. Add into the simmering mixture. Cook for another 5 minutes. Allow to cool down.

SERVING
6) To serve the dish cold, add in sugar and vinegar along with the mint leaves. Stir well.
7) Transfer the Sicilian Beans into a serving dish and allow to chill for about 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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