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Fava Bean, Burrata, and Mint Crostini

Fava Bean, Burrata, and Mint Crostini is fresh, creamy fava bean hummus served with toasted bread and Burrata cheese.  It's the perfect spring appetizer!
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh baguette sliced 1/2" thick on the bias
  • 1 lb. fava beans unshelled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for the crostini
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Burrata cheese sliced

Instructions 

Prepare the crostini:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the baguette slices on a large baking sheet and brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and toasted.  Remove from heat and cool.

Prepare the hummus:

  • Prepare the fava beans according to my instructions in my post How To Cook Fava Beans.
  • Place the beans in the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth. Add the lemon juice, mint, salt and pepper.
  • With the processor on low, add the oil through the chute and process until combined. Taste and correct the seasoning.

Assemble the crostini:

  • Place about a tablespoon of the hummus on each slice of bread followed by a small slice of Burrata, a bit more puree or cooked fava beans and freshly chopped mint.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Prep time above includes shelling and cooking the fava beans.
  • The toasted baguette may be made in advance and stored in an air tight container until ready to serve.
  • Fava bean hummus is also delicious as a spread for wraps or a dip for crackers or veggies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1crostini, Calories: 267kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 495mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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