On the very off chance that Caitlin Vartanian‘s, recipes for meringue with fresh berries or summer salad giverny didn’t do the trick, I have a good feeling this springtime app with seal the deal. Because not only is it simply lovely sitting atop your al fresco table this season, it’s crazy-delicious to boot!

Fava Bean ToastThe perfect springtime appetizer
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Serves 0Ingredients
  • 1 French Baguette
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup fresh fava beans, shelled
  • Kosher salt
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh mint
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • 4 oz. burrata cheese
  • Fresh pea shoots
  1. Cut the baguette on the diagonal into 12 slices. Brush the bread with a little olive oil and grill until just toasted. Rub the slices with the garlic and set aside.
  2. Blanch the fava beans in a large pot of salted boiling water till just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and put the beans in a large bowl with some olive oil and the salt.
  3. Smash the beans with a back of a fork.
  4. Spread the bean mixture onto the toasts, garnish with a small scoop of the burrata cheese, a torn piece of mint, pea shoots and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Photography: RomaBea Images | Recipe: Caitin Vartanian Of The Abode Kitchen