Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Early Summer Salad

Here's a salad that makes use of the fresh vegetables that can still be found in the market in early summer. Not to worry if you can't find some of them, just substitute with another vegetable that is in season. 


1/2 cup fava beans
1/2 cup quartered kumquats
1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
1/4 cup chopped and massaged kale leaves
1/2 cup baby arugula
2 green onions, bulbs and greens thinly sliced


I always forget how delicious fava beans are! Prepare them by popping the beans from their husks. Bring a small pan of water to a boil. Drop in the fava beans and boil for one minute. Drain and rinse under cold water. Pop the fava beans from their inner skin. Mix the vegetables together with the greens. Top each serving with green onions and 1 tablespoon of the dressing.

Serves 4
Stealthy Cooking Tip: Here's some substitution ideas. Substitute edamame, garbanzo beans, or green beans for the fava beans. Use mandarin or regular orange slices in place of kumquats. Use fennel instead of celery. Replace the mint with either fresh basil or parsley. Use mixed greens for the combination of kale and arugula. 

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