Fagioli a olio, also known as “beans with oil,” is a traditional dish from the Abruzzo region in Italy. It can be found in various towns and communes of Abruzzo, including Pescara, Chieti, and Teramo. This dish has a long history and is deeply rooted in the culinary traditions of the region.

The recipe for fagioli a olio is quite simple yet flavorful. It typically consists of cannellini beans cooked until tender and then dressed with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and parsley. The dish is often served as a side dish or as a main course accompanied by crusty bread.

Fagioli a olio has gained recognition as a traditional Abruzzese dish and has been awarded the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition. This recognition ensures that the dish is prepared following specific traditional methods and using locally sourced ingredients. The PAT specifications guarantee the authenticity and quality of the dish, preserving its cultural heritage.

Sources:
1. “Fagioli a olio” – Abruzzo Turismo (https://www.abruzzoturismo.it/en/fagioli-olio)
2. “Fagioli a olio” – Pescara Tourism (https://www.pescaratourism.it/en/fagioli-a-olio)
3. “Fagioli a olio” – Teramo Tourism (https://www.teramoturismo.it/en/fagioli-a-olio)