Pea and Fava Salad

  • serves 4


20 Ratings
Directions for: Pea and Fava Salad


1 pink shallot, minced

3 Tbsp white wine vinegar

10 oz asparagus, cut into pieces

6 oz podded fava beans

drizzle of olive oil

2 slices bacon, cut into lardoons

6 oz fresh shelled peas

½ cup chicken stock

3 Tbsp olive oil

2 tsp balsamic vinegar

Juice of half a lemon, to taste

1 pinch Salt and pepper

A generous handful of chopped fresh tarragon

A generous handful of chopped fresh mint

A scattering of chopped fresh chives


1. Put the minced shallot in a ramekin with the white wine vinegar and set aside. Cook the asparagus in a pot of boiling salted water until tender. Lift them out with a spider, drain, and immediately plunge into ice water to cool completely, and drain. Blanch the fava beans one minute in the same water, drain, plunge into ice water, drain, and peel.

2. Heat a thread of olive oil in a frying pan and cook the bacon until crisp. Add the peas and favas, pour over the stock, bring to a boil, and cook until just tender, about two minutes. Add the asparagus to warm through. Drain the shallot and add it, discarding the vinegar. Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Stir through the herbs, and serve.

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