Piselli alla Fiorentina – A Traditional Tuscan Recipe

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Piselli alla FiorentinaFlorentine-style peas

Florentine-style peas Piselli alla Fiorentina is an Italian pasta dish made with green beans and Pecorino cheese. It’s a simple and easy dish to prepare, but with the right preparation, it can be even better.

Florentine peas are a classic Tuscan side dish that is best served in late spring when fresh, small, and sweet peas are in season. It’s a tasty peas side dish that’s simple to make and complements meat dishes. The sweetness of the peas perfectly balances the aroma released during cooking by the pancetta.

Ingredients (serves 4)

• 500 g peas
• 2 garlic cloves
• a couple of sprigs of parsley
• 100 g diced pancetta
• 4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
• salt and pepper
• olive oil


Put the peas, garlic and parsley in a pot and cover with cold water. Salt lightly and cook on a moderate flame for around 30 minutes. A minute before removing from the flame, add the pancetta and add salt and pepper to taste.

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