Bowl of bigilla (to the right of the bread rolls)
TypeDip or spread
CourseSnack or hors d'oeuvre
Place of originMalta
Main ingredientsTic beans

Bigilla is a traditional Maltese dish, made of mashed beans, olive oil, salt and red pepper.[1] It is usually served as a dip. Tic beans, known in Malta as "ful ta' Ġirba" (Djerba beans), are used. These are similar to but smaller than broad beans, with a darker and harder skin.

Bigilla is served as a snack or an hors d'oeuvre and is usually eaten as a spread.


  1. ^ Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia. ABC CLIO. 25 May 2011. p. 233. ISBN 9780313376276.

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