Categories: Recipes Date: May 11, 2015 Title: Fava Bean BruschettaThis 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.