Fava Bean and Mushroom Crostini

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Fava Bean and Mushroom CrostiniRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Nutty fava beans get the spotlight here in this festive spring appetizer. Lemon and goat cheese balance the deep umami notes from the mushrooms.


Serves 8 (serving size: 2 crostini)


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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup shallots, quartered (about 4 ounces)
2 fresh thyme sprigs
2 cups chopped oyster mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 cup shelled fava beans (about 1 pound unshelled)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3 ounces goat cheese (about 1/3 cup)
16 (1/4-ounce) thin, diagonal slices sourdough baguette, toasted


Hands-on: 1 Hours
Total: 1 Hours

1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots and thyme; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cook 4 minutes or until shallots are completely tender. Place shallots in a large bowl; leave thyme in pan. Increase heat to medium. Add mushrooms and garlic to pan; cook 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove thyme sprigs; discard. Add mushroom mixture to shallots in bowl.

2. Cook fava beans 1 minute in boiling water; drain and place immediately into ice water for 30 seconds. Drain well. Remove outer membranes from beans; discard membranes. Add beans, juice, 1/4 cup parsley leaves, pepper, and salt to mushroom mixture; toss well.

3. Combine milk, 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped parsley, basil, rind, and cheese in a bowl. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture over top of each bread slice. Top each bread slice with 1 tablespoon mushroom mixture.

Created date

January 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 132
Fat 6.2 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 187 mg
Calcium 41 mg
Sugars 3 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g