Arugula and Fava-Bean Crostini
Arugula and Fava-Bean Crostini
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    Springtime in Tuscany means eating young green fava beans with salty, nutty crumbles of Pecorino Toscano—a firm sheep's-milk cheese. That favorite snack was a jumping-off point for these savory little toasts. Fresh arugula, both puréed and roughly chopped, punctuates the spread with spice and texture. If you can't get your hands on fresh fava beans, frozen edamame work well, too.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup shelled fresh fava beans (1 1/4 pounds in pods) or shelled fresh or frozen edamame (soybeans; 3/4 pounds in pods)
    • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus additional for drizzling
    • 1 1/2 cups packed baby arugula (1 1/2 ounces), divided
    • 3 tablespoons grated Pecorino Toscano or Parmigiano-Reggiano
    • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1 baguette
    • 1 garlic clove, halved crosswise
    • 16 mint leaves

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 39 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 4.44%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 3.95%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 3 mg 0.84%
    • Sodium: 30 mg 1.26%
    • Calcium: 25 mg 2.46%
    • Potassium: 6 mg 0.18%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.47%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.07%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 2.18%
    • Vitamin C 0.14%
    • Vitamin D 0.16%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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