Sometimes the easiest meal is the best meal.
Especially when it's hot.
Instead of a hot meal, serve a healthy light cold spread.
A nutritious dip with some bread and fresh vegetables can be just enough.
Ma's dips were protein packed.
Her Bigilla was to us what peanut butter is to a North American kid.
Bigilla is a bean dip that can be served with crackers or raw vegetables.
It's best served hot.
Fażola bit-tewm is a bean dip that is best served cold.
Perfect for this time of year.
Or any time you'd like to give your guests a bit of variety.
400 g butter beans
Drain the water.
Place the beans in a saucepan.
Cover with fresh water.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until the beans are cooked.
Add more water if needed.
When the beans are soft, drain and let them cool.
4 crushed garlic cloves, more or less
salt and pepper