Lenticchie di S. Stefano di Sessano

Lenticchie di S. Stefano di Sessano, also known as the lentils of S. Stefano di Sessano, is a type of lentil that is grown in the region of Abruzzo, Italy. This variety of lentil is known for its small size, delicate flavor, and tender texture. It is primarily grown in the towns and communes of S. Stefano di Sessano, Castel del Monte, and Carapelle Calvisio.

The history of Lenticchie di S. Stefano di Sessano dates back to the Middle Ages, when it was cultivated by the monks of the nearby monastery of S. Stefano di Sessano. The lentils were prized for their nutritional value and were often used as a staple food by the local population. Today, Lenticchie di S. Stefano di Sessano is recognized as a PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) by the Italian government, which means that it is produced according to strict specifications and must meet certain quality standards.

One popular recipe that features Lenticchie di S. Stefano di Sessano is lentil soup, which is made by simmering the lentils with vegetables, herbs, and spices. Another popular dish is lentil salad, which is made by combining the cooked lentils with fresh vegetables, olive oil, and vinegar. Both of these dishes showcase the delicate flavor and tender texture of this unique variety of lentil.

Sources:
– “Lenticchie di S. Stefano di Sessano.” Prodotti Tipici Abruzzesi. https://www.prodottitipiciabruzzesi.it/lenticchie-di-s-stefano-di-sessano/
– “Lenticchie di S. Stefano di Sessano.” Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity. https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/ark-of-taste-slow-food/lenticchie-di-s-stefano-di-sessano/