Recipe courtesy of Dean McDermott

Fava Bean Crostini

Getting reviews...
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Active: 1 hr 5 min
  • Yield: 25 to 30 servings
  • Nutrition Info
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lay the bread slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush lightly with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Toast in the oven until lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating halfway through. Let cool enough to handle, then rub the bread with the cut sides of the garlic clove.
  3. Bring a medium pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add the fava beans and boil for 2 minutes, then remove with a skimmer and plunge into an ice bath to cool and stop the cooking (keep the water boiling to blanch the peas). Remove the fava beans from the ice bath and peel the outer skin off the beans using your fingers and discard. Blanch the peas in the boiling water for 1 minute, then plunge into the ice bath. Drain and pat dry to avoid a watery puree.
  4. Combine the favas and peas in a bowl with the remaining olive oil and mash with a potato masher or pastry cutter. Stir in the goat cheese, mint and lemon juice. Thin with additional olive oil as needed and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. To serve, top each crostini with a spoonful of the pea and fava bean puree and top with grated lemon zest. Serve immediately.

Fudge Factor

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Valentine's Day Four-Ingredient Dessert Feb 12, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

The best part of this Valentine's Day dessert? It requires only four ingredients: chocolate, butter, eggs and sugar.

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

Valentine's Day Cake Recipes

Want to bake something sweet for your loved one on Valentine's Day? These recipes – from chocolate to berry-filled and covered in …

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Raspberry Cakes

Celebrate Valentine's Day by prepping these sweet, romantic heart-shaped chocolate cakes.