Fava Bean Salad with Mint & Mustard Greens

8.11.2011

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Fava Bean Salad with Mint & Mustard Greens

A quick little recipe from the road. While at the Local Farmer's Market here in Taos, I picked up some of my favorites, fava beans. I am fairly obsessed with fresh beans and like using them in salads. With the addition of lemon, mint and parmesan, these little beans sing in your mouth. Super fresh and vibrant. While they are fairly labor intensive they are well worth it.

Ingredients

2 pounds of fresh fava beans
1/2 of a lemon
fresh mint
mustard or mesclun greens
parmesan cheese
sea salt & pepper
olive oil


Method

Remove fava beans from their pods. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add a pinch of salt. Add fava beans and cook till tender about 3-4 minutes. Shock fava beans in an ice water bath. Allow to cool then remove the outer shell of the fava bean. You will see the bright, vibrant green bean. In a bowl mix the juice of half a lemon, olive oil, sea salt and pepper. In a bowl add a few handfuls of greens, mix in fava beans, leaves of fresh mint, parmesan cheese, and dressing. Toss well and serve.


All pottery is made by Georgia Neumann from At Home in Taos.

15 comments:

  1. so gorgeous, green, and bold, as usual! :-) Hope to see you soon in SF?

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  2. Beautiful salad. Anything with fava beans is usually delcious. And love the colours!

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  3. Ohh this looks amazing! xo

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  4. I could go for a huge bowl of this right about now -- especially with some shaved, crystal-dense Parmesan cheese!

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  5. Delicious salad, i like so much the mint in recipe, it´s tastes fresh!

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  6. Love the last shot of half eaten plate! Made me crave some of that salad :-)

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  7. The pottery and your photos/styling are just so fresh and beautiful! Looks like you're having a wonderful time.

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  8. Such a wonderful treat for the heat. I loooove the pottery. Who is the artist that makes it?

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  9. Just found your blog - it's lovely! I'm an instant fan.

    This salad looks wonderful. My husband would absolutely adore it.

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  10. what gorgeous shades of green! i second the admiration for the pottery.

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  11. Looks like a lovely fresh and zingy salad. I love fresh fava beans in pasta or smeared on toast. Too bad there out of season in Melbourne. Thanks for the share. :)

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  12. beautiful shots Nicole!!!

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  13. beautiful beautiful shots Nicole.

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  14. I find your recipe on Pinterest. I love it, I love favas ! Soon, in France, it's season of fresh favas ! I will try it ! the photo is so appetizing! Thanks !

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  15. I do love fava beans, what a lovely combination of flavors!

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