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Strawberry and Fava Bean Salad with Pecorino

Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Serves: 6
  • From: Recipe and image courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission


1. In a large pot over high heat, bring 4 cups (1L) of water to a boil.
2. Add a pinch of salt and the fava beans.
3. Boil 1 minute; drain and cool fava beans in ice water.
4. Drain fava beans; pinch one end and slip off skins. Discard skins.
5. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice.
6. In a large bowl, season shelled fava beans and strawberries with salt and pepper.
7. Add arugula and enough dressing to coat salad lightly.
8. Mix gently and spoon onto a platter or 6 salad plates.
9. With a vegetable peeler, shave cheese generously over salad.
10. Grind more pepper on top.


  • 2 cups shelled fresh fava beans (about 2lbs in pods)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh California strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 3 cups arugula
  • Pecorino cheese
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper

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