baby fava bean crostini

August 18, 2009

Author Notes:

i've been really enjoying hitting up the greenmarket in union square, nyc. this is something i threw together as an appetizer for dinner a few nights back


Serves: 4


  • 1/2 pound baby fava beans, shucked and blanched
  • 1 baguette, sliced thin on the bias
  • parmesan
  • olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic
In This Recipe


  1. set your oven for 400F
  2. lay your bread slices out on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper
  3. rub a clove of garlic over each slice of bread a couple of times
  4. toast bread until crisp, about 10 minutes
  5. combine fava beans, a handful of grated parmesan, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl. mix
  6. when the bread is ready, top each slice with some of the mixture, serve

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Francesca September 17, 2009
I love fava beans, we have lots of them here in Sicily. My daughter won't eat them though but I think she will like this recipe. It sounds delicious. Your pictures are fabulous...wish you were here to take pictures of my looks great in "real life" but when I take a picture it's either blurry or looks like something else. It must be the camera...or maybe, the photographer:)
Author Comment
abuck September 30, 2009
food photography is really tough. Use natural light, and lots of it. Having a camera with a decent lens certainly helps a lot, but i suspect the macro mode on a point and shoot would also work well if given the right conditions.