Fava Bean Bruschetta Recipe

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Our Fave Fava Bean Bruschetta Recipe

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If you and Britney Spears are like peas in a pod, you’re sure to love this delish Fava Bean Bruschetta recipe from Chef Meg Hall, who has cooked for Ms. Brit, herself!

Yup, in fact, Meg has fed the hungry mouths of some of Hollywood’s elite, including Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Whoopi Goldberg, and she recently catered the wedding of Kaley Cuoco. The Manhattan Beach-based celeb chef is known for creating dishes that taste just as uh-mazing as they look. And we managed to snag one of her secret combinations!

Meg’s Fava Bean Bruschetta features pureed fava beans atop baked baguette slices and is seasoned with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Serve these at your springtime soirée with white wine, and have your guests feeling like A-list celebs!

MEG HALL’S FAVA BEAN BRUSCHETTA

10 Servings

Ingredients:

1/2 pound fava beans, shucked
2 garlic cloves, roasted until tender in foil at 350 F
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 fresh baguette, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons kosher salt
Freshly cracked black pepper

Directions:

For Crostini
1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. In a large bowl, toss baguette slices with 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt, and freshly cracked black pepper
3. Line half sheet pan with foil and put baguette slices on tray in a single layer (may take more than one tray)
4. Bake baguette slices until crispy to touch in the middle and golden brown (approx. five minutes)

For Fava Bean Bruschetta
1. Bring six quarts of water to boil and add a small handful of kosher salt, then cook shucked fava beans in water until very tender (about 10 minutes)
2. Drain and put in ice bath (mixture of ice and water) until cool to stop internal cooking
3. Drain again on paper towel, then peel the outer shell of the beans
4. Place beans in food processor with roasted garlic cloves and pulse, then drizzle remaining olive oil while processor is running, and leave mixture a little chunky
5. Season with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Assembly
1. Spread a generous amount of fava bean on crostini and serve as assembled hors d’oeuvres
2. Once assembled, serve immediately as the fava bean mixture can soak the crostini in short order
3. Alternatively, place fava bean mixture in a small serving bowl with the crostini on a platter for self assembly

 

 

xx, The FabFitFun Team