-Shell 1 pound of fava beans.
-Cook fava beans in medium saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender, about 1½ minutes.
-Drain out hot water. Rinse under cold water and drain well.
-Peel fava beans and put them into the bowl of a food processor.
-Add the following:
3 minced cloves of garlic
The juice of half a lemon
1-2 TBS olive oil
A big pinch of sea salt and some fresh black pepper
-Pulse a few times until coarsely chopped.
-Preheat oven to 375°F.
-Arrange 8-10 slices of French bread on a baking sheet; toast in oven until light golden, about 12 minutes.
-Cut 2 cloves of garlic in half.
-Rub 1 side of each slice of bread with a garlic half, pressing firmly to release juices into bread.
-Top each bread piece with 1 heaping TBS fresh whole milk ricotta cheese and some fava beans, dividing equally.
-Drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil.
-Sprinkle with some finely chopped herbs (dill, basil, parsley or mint would be nice) sea salt and pepper.