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Fava Bean Crostini with Mint & Pecorino


One baguette (cut diagonally)
1/4 cup olive oil for brushing
Brush one side of bread slices with olive oil; toast (oil side up) at 350ºF for 10-15 minutes, until golden. Alternatively, grill the bread on a stovetop or outdoor grill until grill marks form.

Fava Puree:
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup fava beans (shelled)
2 clove garlic
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt + fresh gr. Pepper
3 ounces Pecorino Romano cheese for garnish


  1. Place the favas, 1/3 cup olive oil, mint, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste in the bowl of a food processor and quickly pulse to create a thick, chunky paste.
  2. Transfer the fava mixture to a small bowl and taste for seasoning.
  3. Garnish and Serve: Spread 1 Tablespoon of fava paste onto each crostini.. Using a vegetable peeler, thinly shave the Pecorino cheese over each crostini. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and serve.

Yield: 2 dozen
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