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Fava Bean Bruschetta

Yield

16 servings (serving size: 2 bruschetta)

Favas are sometimes called broad beans or horse beans, and are most often used in Mediterranean foods. This bruschetta is a delicious way to showcase them. Manchego viejo cheese is aged and has a firm texture similar to Parmesan. If you can't find Manchego viejo, use Parmesan.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 pounds unshelled fava beans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (1-pound) French bread baguette, cut into 32 slices
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shaved Manchego viejo cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 115
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 4.4 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 268 mg
  • calcium 64 mg

How to Make It

  1. Remove beans from pods; discard pods. Cook beans in boiling water 1 minute; rinse with cold water. Drain; remove outer skins from beans. Discard skins. Place beans in a food processor. Add tarragon and next 4 ingredients (through garlic); process until almost smooth. Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons bean mixture over each bread slice. Arrange cheese evenly over bread slices.