Seasoned fava beans and a fresh tomato puree topped on toasted baguettes make a simple & delicious seasonal appetizer. A perfect accompaniment to almost any meal.
Like most other bloggers, there is an endless list of recipes that I someday hope to get around to. Everyday, I find something new, whether it be on Pinterest or other blogs I visit…everywhere I go I am constantly inspired by food!
Of course, due to other demands and life in general, I can’t make everything I would like to.
It is for this very reason that I love being a part of the Secret Recipe Club. Each month bloggers are assigned a blog from which they must recreate an original recipe. Then on ‘reveal day’, we publish our recipes, thus revealing whose site we have been assigned. It is a nice way to meet new foodies and try recipes I would probably not have made otherwise.
In this case, I chose fava beans. They are in season and with their beautiful green coloring they are a perfect addition to any summer table scape.
If you want to join in on the fun, feel free to apply to SRC. New Members are always welcome.
This month we were assigned Authentic Suburban Gourmet, a beautiful site that boasts of fresh, seasonal fare. You’ll fall in love with Lisa (and her cute little pups Marty and Stewart too)! She is a wonderful cook and I have had such great joy cooking from her site this month. I have about ten more recipes I would love to make added to my long and endless list.
I was perusing through Lisa’s site for something light and summery, while branching out and trying something new. Then I discovered her fava bean crostini. In all my years of blogging, I have not one fava bean recipe. I could not believe it either.
We had these last weekend for dinner. The air was hot and humid and I didn’t want a fussy dinner. I served them along with my citrus salad. It was a perfectly light meal and I could not have asked for anything more. …As Lisa says, “Fava beans are one of life’s delightful pleasures.” Well, they certainly are.
We made a few changes to Lisa’s original recipe for Fava Bean & Roasted Tomato Crostini.
Instead of topping with roasted tomatoes, I made a fresh tomato puree with garlic, balsamic and fresh basil then topped that over the fava beans.