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Cicorine salentine


Cicorine Salentine is an authentic typical side dish from Salento, obtained from edible wild plants gathered with great expertise. Consumed both cooked and raw, today they are offered in extra virgin olive oil and accompanied by Cellina di Nardò olives. They pair perfectly with pork, creating a dish of the poor Salento tradition. Their preparation includes chicories (59%), extra virgin olive oil (29%), pitted olives, salt, and citric acid. Cicorine Salentine is an example of how traditional cuisine can be modernized, keeping the flavors and traditions of the past alive.

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Reference
LTP-CPA-CICORINE-300
Origin area
Lecce / Salento
GMO Free
Si
Handmade product
Si
Organic farming
100%
Formato
300 gr
Brand
La Cupa

Cicorine Salentine: A Treasure of Traditional Cuisine

Cicorine Salentine is an authentic typical side dish from Salento, appreciated for its origin and unique preparation. Derived from edible wild plants, these greens were gathered with great expertise and were an important food resource for local communities. Traditionally, these chicories were consumed both cooked and raw, thus preserving their precious nutrients and flavors. Today, Cicorine Salentine is offered in extra virgin olive oil and accompanied by Cellina di Nardò olives, a combination that further enhances their distinctive taste.

A Versatile Side Dish: Pairings and Recipes

Cicorine Salentine lends itself to numerous culinary pairings, but one of the most traditional and appreciated is with pork, creating a dish of the poor Salento tradition. This combination enhances the rustic and authentic flavors of Salento, transforming a simple side dish into a complete culinary experience. The main ingredients of this preparation include chicories (59%), extra virgin olive oil (29%), pitted olives, salt, and citric acid as an acidity regulator. The care in selecting and processing the ingredients ensures a high-quality product, ideal for accompanying a variety of dishes.

Cicorine and Salento Traditions

Cicorine Salentine, also known as cicureddhe, are part of a rich gastronomic heritage that includes emblematic dishes like the Pugliese fava bean and chicory soup. The fava bean and chicory is a Salento recipe with deep roots in peasant culture, where the combination of fava beans and chicory represented a nutritious and substantial meal. The Fava bean and chicory Lecce is a very appreciated local variant, which highlights the combination of legumes and wild Salentine greens. The Fava bean and chicory origin dates back to ancient times when these plants were a precious resource for local families, thanks to their ease of cultivation and high nutritional value.

Cicorine Salentine Today: A Bridge Between Tradition and Modernity

Today, Cicorine Salentine continues to be a symbol of traditional Salento cuisine, but with a touch of modernity. They are often used in the kitchen to enrich contemporary dishes, while still keeping the tradition alive. The availability of these wild Salentine greens in extra virgin olive oil allows them to be enjoyed all year round, regardless of the season. This makes Cicorine Salentine a versatile product, ideal for those who want to bring the authentic flavors of Salento to the table at any time.