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I first discovered these flavorful leaves last Spring and I was instantly enamored. They are intense without being harsh. Fava leaves are delicate yet hearty, light, smooth and delicious. You can use them similarly like you would a spinach: in omelets, on pizzas in soups or in pastas. I prefer fava leaves lightly dressed in a simple salad with seasonal ingredients. Tonight I made a fava leaf salad, with easter egg radishes thinly sliced and a meyer lemon dressing. The perfect spring meal to say goodbye to winter.

easter egg radish

Meyer Lemon Salad Dressing
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
zest of 1 Meyer lemon
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed Meyer lemon
1 tablespoon agave nectar
Whisk together the ingredients and set aside, assemble the salad with your favorites. I choose thinly sliced easter egg radishes, toasted sunflower seeds and fava leaves. Yum!

Super Slim down Summer, wait Spring, I mean now, I mean yesterday…

Oh! Is it the holidays? In honor of me not honoring the holidays with a Thanksgiving post, I give you two recipes you cannot live without. First: Salad Dressing for every occasion.

This dressing is versatile and approved by most, if not all preferences. I think every woman in my family has asked for the recipe at least three times. Looking back, it makes more sense that we either wanted my mother to just make the dressing herself, or we lacked the organizational skills to master this simple, ridiculously basic recipe. This is the basic dressing you want to put onto a salad you luck into.. for example, when i was asked if i could use the 2 fresh cracked crab someone wanted to give me…I made a salad out of crab, avocados, cucumbers, a little mango salsa + THIS DRESSING. Yum. This insanely simple recipe is something every man, woman, child, aunt, friend, neighbor should know. It is JUST salad dressing people.

1 small garlic clove, salt and pepper, a little red pepper flake mince those all together (infuse the garlic)

About a half teaspoon Dijon

Add 2-3 Meyer lemons

Whisk in olive oil 3:1 ratio olive oil to lemon