Fava Green, Grapefruit, and Flower Salad

Fava Green, Grapefruit, and Flower SaladRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Since the greens are eaten raw, be sure they're very tender.


Serves 4 to 6

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Recipe Time

Prep: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 107
Caloriesfromfat 42 %
Protein 2.8 g
Fat 5.1 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Sodium 165 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


2 pink grapefruit
2 tablespoons roasted walnut oil or olive oil
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 qts. lightly packed fava greens* and tender sprigs
Edible flowers such as fava, borage, rosemary, mustard, or individual chive petals (optional)


1. Zest 1/2 grapefruit, then cut off outer peel and membrane from both grapefruit. Cut fruit into thin rounds, saving juice.

2. Combine zest, juice, oil, shallot, salt, and pepper in a bowl and stir to blend. Toss fava greens and sprigs with dressing.

3. Spoon greens onto plates and tuck grapefruit into salads. If you like, scatter flowers on top.

*Find at farmers' markets.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.