Fava Bean Spread with Crostini
Impress your friends with this simple but fancy fava bean spread. Serve it at parties or as a side to your favorite liver dish, with a nice Chianti! -Jaime Tanno, San Franscico
Servings: Approximately 2-3 crostini for 5 people
Prep time: 1-2 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes
Total time: 10-15 minutes
2 cups of fresh fava beans (shelled and skinned)
1/2 cup chopped green or red bell pepper (optional)
3 tbsp Tahini
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves of fresh garlic
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 pinch cayenne
Salt and white pepper (to taste)
Fresh parsley (for garnish)
1. Put all ingredients, excluding parsley and baguette, in a food processor and blend until creamy. Add a bit more oil as needed to make it creamier if it’s too thick. Season with salt and pepper last to taste.
2. Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch slices and toast them on a baking sheet for approximately 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. You want them crispy so they don’t get soggy when you put the spread on them. Serve with a garnish of parsley.
This can also be served with gluten-free or vegan bread products, crackers, or crudite.
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