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Fava Bean Salad with Roasted-Garlic Vinaigrette!

Ready for a delicious spring salad?! Try this simple fava bean salad with roasted-garlic vinaigrette! You will surely be amazed!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds of fresh shelled fava beans
  • 1 pound of asparagus, tough ends removed
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup of toasted and chopped raw almonds
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, plus more if needed
  • Juice and zest (removed in long strips) of 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Blanch fava beans in a pot of salted boiling water for about 1 minute.
  2. Transfer to an ice-water bath.
  3. Blanch asparagus in a pot for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Transfer to ice-water bath.
  5. Drain vegetables.
  6. Remove outer skin from fava beans (you should have 1 cup).
  7. Pat asparagus dry.
  8. Heat a large skillet over medium-high.
  9. Swirl in oil, then add garlic and fava beans and season with salt.
  10. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Transfer beans to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  13. Let skillet cool slightly, then whisk lemon juice into oil in skillet; season with salt and pepper-(add more oil if dressing is too tart).
  14. Add asparagus; toss to coat with dressing.
  15. Combine almonds and lemon zest in a small bowl.
  16. Transfer asparagus to a platter, top with fava beans, and drizzle remaining dressing in skillet over the top.
  17. Sprinkle with almond-zest mixture and serve.

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