Crostini With Lima Bean & Pecorino Puree

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Manami

In Tuscany, they puree garlicky fresh fava beans and it is slathered over crispy rounds of crostini and served as an appetizer, Fordhook lima beans have a similar taste and texture! This simple appetizer is wonderful with a glass of sparkling wine like proseco or sauvignon blanc. ;) A scattering of paper thin radish slices provides a juicy crunch and brightens up the plate. You can substitute flat leaf parsley for the mint or a few tablespoons of chopped fresh rosemary. From: The Best of The Best Volume 11. Chef: Paula Disbrowe - From:The Editors of Food & Wine, 2008 :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil; add the lima beans and cook until tender, about 7 minutes.
  2. Drain in a colander and shock the beans in cold water; drain again, shaking the colander to remove excess moisture.
  3. Place the garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt in the bowl of a food processor, fitted with an electric blade and process until coarsely chopped.
  4. Add the lima beans and process until they form a rough paste.
  5. Add the red pepper flakes, pecorino, mint and 2 Tablespoons lemon juice and pulse until combined; with the motor running, add the olive oil in a steady stream until well incorporated.
  6. Taste for seasoning, adding more salt, or lemon juice and black pepper as desired.
  7. To serve slather a generous amount of puree on a slice of toasted bread and garnish with a few rounds of radish.

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