When I was at the market on the weekend I saw some fava beans and I remembered seeing an interesting recipe for a fava bean pesto. I thought the combination of fava beans, mint, pecorino and lemon sounded interesting. I was hoping to do this with tagliatelle pasta but I could not find any and ended up using fettuccine. It was pretty good. The mint added a really nice "coolness". I would say that this would probably also be good on crostini.
1 cup fava beans (removed from the pods and blanched)
2 tablespoons mint
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1/4 cup pecorino cheese (grated) - you can substitute parmigiano reggiano if you wish
3 tablespoons olive oil
lemon juice to taste (optional)
salt to taste
1. Place everything into a food processor and blend.
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