I took a class a month or so ago at the Brooklyn Kitchen about 20 minute meals with a twist. Basically, it’s all about this idea that we make meals for ourselves that are really boring and have no zest or life in them. I think this is definitely true for me! I made this appetizer last night before dinner and thought I’d share. I was also really excited about making it because we now have fresh mint from our herb garden which I used in the meal.
Very easy to make. This is a recipe I took from Twenty Dollar Twenty Minute Meals by Caroline Wright.
2 cups of beans (fava preferably)
salt and pepper
red wine vinegar
Heat broiler. While you do this boil 1/2 cup of salter water. Then put 2 cups of drained fava beans (I had to use Lima because I couldn’t find any fava at the local grocery store I was at.) in the skillet for about 5 minutes. Drain the beans and then add salt, pepper and oil and a tablespoon of red wine vinegar with 1/4 cup of mint.
Once finished, toast the bread. When the bread is finished toast the cheese on the bread and the bean mixture on top!
I really suggest trying to find fresh fava beans because I think they make the difference. I also think maybe adding some diced red onions would add a nice bite to this mix and some added flavor and color.
Try it out-let us know what you think!
If you are interested in knowing more about the cookbook, click here to an earlier post I wrote about the recipes and class I took.