Categories: Recipes
      Date: May 11, 2015
     Title: Fava Bean Bruschetta
This recipe comes from a friend of market staff, Lauren Ladoceour associate editor of 7x7 Magazine in San Francisco.  Use a Bellegarde baguette  to make this a hearty and healthy appetizer or a brightly-flavored lunch.

After removing the inner shell, boil the fava beans in lightly salted water (about 1/2 inch covering the beans) for about 5 minutes.  Drain the bean and reserve the liquid.  Using a hand blender or a stand up blender, puree and slowly add 1/4 cup olive oil and reserved water until the beans reach a creamy consistency.  Add the mint leaves, pepper and lemon and blend.

Wisk 1/4 cup olive oil and lemon juice to make a dressing.

Slice multi-grain baguette into 1/2 inch slices.  Drizzle with reserved olive oil and toast in the over.  To assemble, smear bread rounds with a generous amount of bean puree and drizzle a small amount of dressing on top.