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Spring Harvest Salad

Rosy Chu's 'Bay Area People'
KTVU Channel 2 May 22, 2010
KICU Ch 36 May 23, 2010


Dan Avakian, The Produce Man, shares his love of fresh fruits and vegetables of the season. Although the rainy season continues, fresh local vegetables and fruit are bountiful. Dan also shows us how to make a simple fava bean and English pea with asparagus salad.

Spring Harvest Salad
Recipe by Dan Avakian And
Gregg Prawdzik

2 lb Fava Beans

1 lb English Peas

1 bunch Asparagus

1 head Treviso or Radicchio (julienne)

3 each Garlic Chives or Spring Garlic

1 ea Vidalia or Sweet White Onion (julienne)

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (on the show I used Zorba’s Premium from Greece)

1 Lemon (juiced)

1 tsp Coarse Sea Salt

¼ tsp ground Black Pepper

1 tsp Chervil (optional)

Shell fava beans and English peas. Bring 4 qt salted water to a boil. Blanch fava beans and peas separately in boiling water for 30 seconds and immediately transfer to an ice bath. Drain and set aside.
Remove woody end of asparagus and discard. Chop green ends into ½ inch pieces and set aside. Finely dice garlic chives, set aside.
Set a 10-inch sauté pan on medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of the olive oil to the pan. Add the garlic chives, onions and asparagus and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the fava beans and peas and continue sautéing for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and season to taste with the lemon juice, left over olive oil, salt a pepper.
Season Treviso with olive oil, salt and pepper, and arrange on platter. Place vegetable on top and garnish with chervil.
As seen on BAY AREA PEOPLE, May 22 & May 23, 2010 KTVU Channel 2 Oakland, California

Recipe Collaboration - Dan "the Produce Man"
and Gregg Prawdzik


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