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Fava Green and Citrus Salad


1 tablespoon shallot, minced
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons orange zest plus more for garnishing
2 tablespoons olive oil

4 cups fava leaves, packed
2 oranges, zested, segmented, and juices reserved (use zest for dressing)
2 grapefruits, segmented and juices reserved
1 avocado, seeded and sliced
¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled
½ cup pecans, toasted and chopped
Fava flowers for garnishing


  1. Make the dressing by combining the reserved orange and grapefruit juices with the shallot, salt, pepper, and orange zest in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil until well blended.
  2. Place the fava leaves in a large serving bowl and lightly toss with the dressing. Arrange the orange and grapefruit segments and avocado slices around the leaves. Sprinkle the goat cheese and pecans on top, then garnish with a few fava flowers and a pinch of orange zest.