Radish and Fava Bean Salad


2 cups fava beans, shelled and cooked
2 cups sliced french radishes
1/4 cup sliced scallions
1/4 cup minced fresh herbs, parsley, chervil, tarragon
1/3 cup lime infused olive oil
8 cups spring mix lettuces
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Blue bachelor button flowers

1. Mix fava beans, french radishes, scallions, herbs, infused olive oil and sea salt and pepper together in a medium bowl.

2. Toss fava bean mixture with spring mix and serve on a large platter with blue bachelor button flowers.

Note: Preparing fava beans is time consuming but worth the trouble and the rest of the salad is so easy. Use your thumb to break open the fava bean pods along the seam and pop out the beans inside. Cook the beans for 1-2 minutes in boiling water. Drain the beans and place in ice water to stop cooking. Drain the beans and using your thumbnail open the skin on the bean and press the bean out. You will need a large bag of fava beans, 1 1/2-2 pounds to get 2 cups.

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