With the expected toasted pita bread, this fava bean & pea fattoush is a spring/summer twist on the classic Middle Eastern bread salad.
- 2 whole-wheat pita rounds, roughly torn
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sumac
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1–1/2 pounds fava beans, in their pods
- 3/4 pound fresh peas, in their pods
- 1 scallion, sliced on the bias into 1/4-inch pieces
- 2 ounces baby spinach & arugula
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Preheat the oven to 375 degree F.
- Place the pita bread in a single layer on a sheet pan. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and half the sumac, salt & pepper. Bake 15-18 minutes until golden brown and toasted.
- Remove the fava beans and peas from their pods. Discard the pods and keep the fava beans and peas separated.
- In a large saucepan, cook the fava beans in boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes until tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a medium bowl of ice water. Once the fava beans have cooled, remove their skins.
- In the same saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the peas for 2 minutes until tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a small bowl of ice water to cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the fava beans, peas, scallions, baby spinach & arugula and parsley.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice with the remaining olive oil, sumac, salt and pepper. Toss the vinaigrette and lemon zest into the bowl with fava bean-pea mixture. Add the toasted pita bread. Season to taste.