Crostini with Green Garlic & Fava Bean Chevre Spread, Delicious Home-made Sparkling Limeade

crostini with green garlic, fava bean and chevre spread

crostini with green garlic, fava bean and chevre spread

home made sparkling limeade

Green Garlic and Fava Bean Goat Cheese Spread Recipe
makes about 2 cups

1.5-2 C shelled and blanched fava beans
1 head green garlic, peeled of any extra tough leaves, stems chopped
2 oz chevre/fresh goat cheese
1/4-1/2 C olive oil
1 T tasty light-colored vinegar of your choice
zest and juice of 1 lemon
salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a food process or or blender. Add oil as needed to blend smoothly. Delicious as a sandwich spread as well.

Home-made Sparkling Limeade Recipe
Method using a Vita-Mix or other high powered blender
Makes about two large drinks

2 whole limes, peeled and chopped in quarters
1 T honey or agave nectar
1/2 C water
sparkling water

Combine all but sparkling water in blender. Puree until very smooth. Can reserve up to two days in refrigerator. Add sparkling water to serve, as strong or mild as you like. Consider adding fresh strawberries and ice for a strawberry-lime sparkling smoothie, or adding iced tea for a home-made lime arnold palmer.

2 Comments

  1. Posted July 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm by cole | Permalink

    Your fava spread looks amazing! I’m collecting summer veggie recipes on my blog – would be great if you could stop by and link up your favorite recipe(s)!

    http://coleskitch.blogspot.com/2011/07/favorite-summer-veggie-recipe.html

  2. Posted July 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm by cole | Permalink

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up! I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe. :-)

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