Fava Beans & Manchego Crostini

I had this dish at a local Latin Restaurant here in town and loved it, so as I am apt to do I went home and started trying out the recipe at home and came up with this little doozy.  I love the Manchego cheese, which is salty with the nutty flavor of the Beans.  The mix of herbs just adds another layer of flavor.  Recently a blog that I follow the Pyjama Gardner posted about her growing Magic Beans and how she is not a fan of eating the Fava Beans, it made me think of this recipe and how delicious it is, even someone who is not a fan of these little nutty Beans would learn to love them in this recipe!
  • 2 cups Fava Beans (thawed)
  • 1/2 cup cubed Manchego Cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • Zest of One Lemon
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped Rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped Thyme
  • Salt & Pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and let sit at room temperature for about an hour or longer.

Serve on sliced bread, or crackers.

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Categories: Appetizers, Salads, Vegetarian

Author:Amy Stafford

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7 Comments on “Fava Beans & Manchego Crostini”

  1. June 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Ooh… thank you so much!
    My beans are almost ready and I’ll give this a go. You’re a star!!

    • June 18, 2012 at 6:32 am #

      I hope you like 🙂

  2. June 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    This looks delicious! I came over via the PJ Gardener and love your blog. I am a kindred spirit with your philosophy of garden to table. I look forward to exploring your blog.

    • June 25, 2012 at 8:20 am #

      Thank you! Love PJ Girl:)


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