Fava Bean and Radish Bruschetta

Original recipe from the Kitchn

Fava beans are TOTALLY worth the trouble. These are amazing.

Ingredients

1 pound fresh fava beans, shelled
3 medium radishes, julienned (about ½ cup)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
Maldon or other sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
16 (1/2-inch-thick) baguette slices
¼ cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, peeled
1 cup fresh ricotta cheese (my favorite is Belfiore)
Directions

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook fava beans for 2 minutes. Drain and transfer beans to a large bowl of ice water. Let cool and then drain. Slip the outer skin off each bean and discard the skin. Place the beans in a large bowl and coarsely mash with a fork leaving some beans whole or in chunks.

Stir in the radishes, lemon zest, lemon juice, and mint leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Brush olive oil over both sides of the baguette slices and bake until lightly toasted. Rub toasts with garlic. Spread a layer of fresh ricotta cheese on each toast and then spoon the fava bean mixture on top. Sprinkle a little extra salt on top and serve.

Servings: 8

♫ Music Pairing: Felt – Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow

One of my fave Felt tracks, from 1984.

Fava Bean and Radish Bruschetta

Original recipe from the Kitchn

Fava beans are TOTALLY worth the trouble. These are amazing.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh fava beans, shelled
  • 3 medium radishes, julienned (about ½ cup)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
  • Maldon or other sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 (1/2-inch-thick) baguette slices
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese (my favorite is Belfiore)

Directions

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook fava beans for 2 minutes. Drain and transfer beans to a large bowl of ice water. Let cool and then drain. Slip the outer skin off each bean and discard the skin. Place the beans in a large bowl and coarsely mash with a fork leaving some beans whole or in chunks.

Stir in the radishes, lemon zest, lemon juice, and mint leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Brush olive oil over both sides of the baguette slices and bake until lightly toasted. Rub toasts with garlic. Spread a layer of fresh ricotta cheese on each toast and then spoon the fava bean mixture on top. Sprinkle a little extra salt on top and serve.

Servings: 8

Music Pairing: Felt – Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow

One of my fave Felt tracks, from 1984.