Fava Bean Pesto

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup fava beans, cleaned

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon mint

6 leaves basil

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup Parmesan

8 slices round Greek bread

4 ounces manouri, shaved


  1. In a blender, puree all ingredients, except the Parmesan, bread, and manouri, until all ingredients are smooth. The pesto should be thick. Season with salt and black pepper. Fold in the Parmesan cheese. Brush the bread with olive oil and grill or toast. Spread the pesto on the toast and top with manouri.