Fava Bean Crostini

Fava Bean Crostini

Removing fava beans from their pods and inner peels is actually easier for smaller hands, which makes it the perfect project for your chef-in-training. A wide variety of breads can be used in these delectable crostini, which show off the fresh flavors of springtime. This recipe comes to us from Stacie and Simran of A Little Yumminess.

Adult: Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat.

Kid: Remove the fava beans’ outer pods. Discard the pods.

Adult: Blanch the beans in the boiling water for 3-5 minutes, or until the outside peel has softened. Transfer to a colander and rinse with cold water to cool the beans.

Kid: Peel off the fava’s inner peel with your fingers to reveal the bright green fava beans underneath. Discard the peels.

Together: Mash the beans together with the goat cheese in the medium pot. Season the fava bean-goat cheese mixture with salt and pepper to taste.

Together: Toast the English muffins or sliced baguette to preference. Spread the fava bean-goat cheese mixture on top of each toast, sprinkle with parmesan to taste and enjoy!

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