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Fava Bean & Asparagus Ricotta Toasts

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6 TO 8


  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 lemon halved and divided
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 fava bean pods *double shucked
  • 5 to 7 thick spears of asparagus shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 loaf of bread sliced, halved and toasted, if desired
  • 1/2 cup sunflower sprouts other types of sprouts will work too!


  • In a medium bowl, whisk the ricotta with a few pinches of salt and 1/4 wedge of lemon. Set aside.
  • In a medium skillet, warm olive oil. Add the fava beans and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the asparagus, along with the remaining lemon juice, a few pinches of salt and a few turns of black pepper.
  • Next, add the shaved asparagus. Toss everything together and cook until bright green, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Smother the slices of bread with a few teaspoons of ricotta. Spoon fava/asparagus mixture over the ricotta. Repeat with all of the toasts. Garnish with sprouts and a few turns of black pepper.