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!
- Shell the fava beans and drop them in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain, then pop the inner bean out of its skin.
- 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.
- Brush both sides of the bread slices with oil and broil, turning once, until they are golden.
- To serve, top bread slices with fava bean mixture.