Crostini With Fava Beans and Ricotta Salata

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I took a cooking class with Tori Ritchie and this is one of her recipes. It is fantastic!! Instead of ricotta salata you can use crumbled feta cheese or a young pecorino. You will not be disappointed!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shell the fava beans and drop them in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain, then pop the inner bean out of its skin.
  2. Gently mix the fava beans, cheese, 2 tablespoons olive oil, thyme and lemon zest in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Brush both sides of the bread slices with oil and broil, turning once, until they are golden.
  4. To serve, top bread slices with fava bean mixture.
Most Helpful

So good! I used a little more ricotta than the recipe called for and a little less olive oil, but otherwise the same, and served this alongside some tomato-artichoke bruscetta. They went really well together. This recipe is definitely a win!!

morgangeline July 22, 2009

Healthy and yummy too! I couldn't find fava beans so used edamame beans. I also used feta cheese. Very good, thank you Susie! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

Sharon123 January 07, 2009