Monday, May 05, 2014

Fresh Spring Bruschetta

at the studio city farmers market yesterday

I'm all springy. I cut my hair last night because it was annoying me. Whipped out the kitchen shears and off with two inches. It's a cute bob now. I texted Sacha who cuts my hair and said, uh-oh, might need your help on Tuesday morning, when I noticed the different lengths of golden lock in the mirror.

But I digress. Here are two super easy, super fresh spring toppings for bruschetta using ingredients from the farmers' market.

ricotta with herbs & fava bean puree

Serve on little toasts made from a baguette, sprayed with olive oil and browned under the grill.

Fava Bean Puree

Fava beans (broad beans)
Olive Oil

double peeled fava (broad) beans

  • Snap the beans out of the outer shell and put into a small pan with water, bring to the boil and cook for about 8 minutes.
  • Rinse in cold water and then do a second peeling.
  • Pulverize the beans in the food processor with a glug of olive oil, salt, pepper, a squeeze of a lemon and ricotta. 
  • *Resist the temptation to eat this puree by the spoonful -- it's that good!

Ricotta with Purple Basil, Parsley and Lemon Zest

Purple basil, finely chopped
Flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Zest of a lemon, finely chopped
A squeeze of lemon juice
A glug of olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
  • Mix ricotta with chopped purple basil, chopped parsley, finely chopped lemon zest, some olive oil, a little lemon juice, sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

1 comment:

cheri said...

Lovely recipes, thank you. I did the same thing to my hair once, but many, many moons ago. It survived and it also made me realize how I tend to do things on the spur of the moment totally out of frustration. I enjoy reading your blog, showing us your real self, so fresh compared to the false faces people put on.