Maltese Bigilla


Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    as a dip with bread
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

  • About

One of the best things about travelling is the opportunity to taste new food, and this recipe for Bigilla is just one of the many that I “collected” on my travels. Bigilla is a Maltese speciality. It’s a dip that is made out of dried fava beans (broad beans) with just the right amount of chilli peppers added to give it a spicy kick, whilst the mint cools things down a bit and adds to the special flavour of this deliciously rustic dip and spread. In Malta they use the local beans called “Tic