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How to use pea pods? With a GREEN farinata

July 11, 2014

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Here’s the recipe of  pea pods farinata: good, simple and economic, perfect for a summer dinner as well as for a sandwich in the office.

baccelli-piselli-1Main ingredients are chickpea flour and cream of pea pods, healthy and nutritious. Pea pods  represent 70% of  fresh legume,  using them you can save money and reduce food waste.

For the pea pods cream:

Ingredients

1kg of Pea pods (empty)

Preparation

Separate peas and pods, set aside the peas for another preparation. Wash the pods, cut off the stem and any filaments of closure. Cook the pods in boiling salted water for about 3 minutes or alternatively steam for 7-8 minutes. Put the pods in the juicer. You will obtain a green, tasty cream you can use immediately, store in a refrigerator for 3-4 days or alternatively frozen it. If you put it in the frozen ice tray you can have ice cubes ready to use. Pea pods cream can be used to make sauces, flan, pasta, but also for an unusual dessert (short of a recipe from Ecocucina’s reader).

cubetti-baccelli-piselliFor the pea pods farinata:

Ingredients

500g pea pods cream

250g chickpea flour

250ml of water

a pinch of salt

a teaspoon of turmeric

4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Preparation

Put chickpea flour into a bowl, add the pea pods cream stirring with a whisk and then the water. Keep stirring until you have a smooth mixture. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate and let stand overnight (or at least a few hours). Next day add oil, turmeric and salt and pour the mixture into a baking tray. Bake at 200 ° for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and taste. You can taste Farinata with a side of salad or:

With tomatoes and basil – put a square of Farinata in each dish, cover with a salad of fresh tomatoes, spring onion, basil, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper;

Sandwich toast the bread and garnish with a square of Farinata, some salad leaves, mustard and fresh spring onion.

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Lisa

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