Fava Bean Crostini with Inspiration Chardonnay

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  1. Fava beans (~ 1.5 lbs)

  2. Parmigiano Cheese (2 tablespoons)

  3. Reggiano Cheese (1 tablespoon)

  4. Baguette (1)

  5. Olive Oil

  6. Lemon Zest (1/4 teaspoon)

  7. Rosemary (1/2 teaspoon)

  8. Paprika (1 teaspoon)

  9. Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 teaspoon)

  10. Garlic Cloves (2)

For the Bread...

  • Preheat oven to 350°

  • Slice baguette on a bias and drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil. Bake until pale golden and crisp (8 to 10 minutes). Rub with cut side of garlic.

For the Fava Beans...

  • Cook fava beans in boiling water until tender (3 to 4 minutes.) Drain and transfer to an ice bath to stop cooking. Gently peel off outer skins.

  • Pulse fava beans in a food processor until very coarsely chopped.

  • Transfer half of the mixture to a large bowl. Add olive oil, Parmigiano & Reggiano cheeses, grated lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped rosemary, and red pepper flakes to beans in processor. Purée until smooth.

  • Add to reserved beans. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Assemble the Crostini...

  • Spoon fava mixture onto baguette toasts, top with cheese and smoked paprika.

  • Serve with our Inspiration Chardonnay!