Monday 13 May 2013

Broad bean pesto bruschetta

Spring is at its height, we notice it everywhere, but also, and specially, in our fridges. Broad beans are one of these spring products appearing in my fridge, and I search for healthy, fresh recipes to use them. I try to choose recipes where they can be eaten raw, because I want to enjoy they flavour, without being overcooked. 

In addition, we have started running (again), and the truth is that after making some exercise, you feel like eating some healthy, fresh and tasty plates. This bruschetta has all these qualities and, furthermore, it has this broad bean pesto. 

The broad beans pesto, also called marò sauce, is a typical italian sauce, despite of not being so known as the original pesto sauce. Accompanied with the pesto, this bruschetta made with fresh tomatoe and gouda cheese on a bread loaf is a delicious and healthy dinner. 

Broad bean pesto:

- Broad beans
- Garlic
- Olive oil
- Parmesan cheese
- Pine nuts
- salt

Peel the broad beans and remove th rough outer shell of the bean (not necessary if you are using the smaller ones). Place the beans, the garlic and a pinch of salt in a food processor (despite it is better if using a mortar), combine with the cheese and the pine nuts and start adding the olive oil, until well integrated. 

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