Tuna and Fava Crostini

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18 thin baguette slices
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
8 ounces fresh fava bean pods
1 6- to 7-ounce can solid light tuna in olive oil
1/4 cup minced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley plus 18 leaves for garnish
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 F. Arrange baguette slices in single layer on baking
sheet; brush slices with 3 tablespoons oil. Bake until bread is crisp and golden, about 15 minutes. Set aside.

Bring medium saucepan of water to boil. Shell fava beans, then drop beans
into boiling water and cook 1 minute. Drain. Slip beans out of skins. Place beans in small bowl; add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and toss to coat.

Combine tuna with its oil, minced red onion, chopped parsley, and lemon
juice in small bowl. Using fork, mash tuna mixture to coarse paste. Season mixture to taste with salt and pepper. Baguette slices, fava beans, and tuna mixture can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Let baguette slices stand at room temperature.

Cover and refrigerate
fava beans and tuna mixture separately.  Divide tuna mixture among baguette slices. Top with fava beans and garnish each with 1 parsley leaf. Makes 6 servings.

Source:  Bon Appétit,  
Photo: Pornchai Mittongtare

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