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Summer Green Antipasto - Martha Stewart Living

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Category: Salads

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Unshelled fava beans
  • -(about 24 pods)
  • 1 Lemon
  • 6 Inner stalks celery, plus
  • -hearts, peeled and cut into
  • -4-by-1/2-inch sticks
  • 2 Sprigs flat-leaf parsley,
  • -coarsely chopped, plus 2
  • -more sprigs for garnish
  • 8 oz Ricotta salata, sliced 1/
  • -2 inch thick*
  • 2 Heads Belgian endive, leaves
  • -separated
  • 1/2 c Picholine or other green
  • -olives (about 3 oz)


1. Split fava-bean pods lengthwise with your fingers and remove beans.
Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil and add beans. Cook for 10
seconds, drain, and plunge immediately into a bowl of ice water. Drain;
peel one end of each bean and squeeze gently to pop bean from skin. Discard
skins. Set beans aside.

2. Cut lemon in half and squeeze over celery. Sprinkle with chopped
parsley. Arrange beans, celery, cheese, endive leaves, and olives on a
serving platter and garnish with parsley sprigs.

*Ricotta salata is a dry cheese available in Italian markets. If you can't
find it, try percorino or feta instead.

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