Pasta E Fave Con Peperoncino


7 oz. dried fava beans
1 onion, finely sliced
1 large tomato
3 oz. spaghetti
6 tbs. olive oil

How to make Fava Beans and Pasta with Peperoncino:

Let the fava beans soak in water for at least 24 hours, 48 if possible. Drain. Put 1 qt. of water in a pot with the fava beans, the onion and the peeled, seeded, chopped tomato. Salt, cover and cook over low heat for about 2 hours or until the beans begin to fall apart.

Break up the spaghetti into 1-in. pieces. Cook the pasta in plenty of salted water in a separate pot. When al dente, drain and add them to the fava beans. Add peperoncino and olive oil, mix well and serve.

This soup is also good at room temperature.

Serves 4