Fava Bean Crostinis

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Fava Bean Crostinis
Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fava beans in their pods
  • Lemon juice
  • Loaf of ciabatta bread
  • 1 cup grated pecorino cheese
  • 2-3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs such as mint, tarragon or basil

Directions:

  1. Start off by shelling the pods and collecting the beans in a bowl. Save some whole beans to mix in or garnish at the end.
  2. Blend the rest of the beans, oil, lemon juice and garlic together in food processor until smooth.
  3. Blend in pecorino cheese, herbs, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix in the beans you set aside whole beans.
  5. Meanwhile, grill ciabatta bread slices.
  6. Once toasted, top toasted bread with fava bean spread and serve as an appetizer or side dish!
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