Spring Vegetable Saute

Spring Vegetable Saute

This colorful tasty dish really celebrates spring. Try it using a variety of fresh herbs. Crusty whole wheat bread is all you will need to make a full meal.

8 oz. baby Yukon gold or small new potatoes
16 baby carrots, peeled
1 lb. thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces (3 cups)
4 oz. sugar snap peas, strings removed
8 small radishes, trimmed and halved lengthwise
3 tbs. olive oil
4 scallions, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
10 oz. frozen fava beans or baby lima beans, thawed.
2/3 cup vegetable broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tbs. fresh lemon juice (optional)
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:

In medium saucepan, combine potatoes and cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool. Cut potatoes into quarters. Meanwhile, in large saucepan, bring 6 cups lightly salted water to a boil. Add carrots and cook for 2 minutes; add asparagus and snap peas and cook for 2 minutes; add radshes and cook for 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. In wide saucepan or deep skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add scallions, fava beans, cooked potatoes and blanched vegetables, stirring to glaze with oil. Pour in broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in parsley, lemon juice if desired, tarragon, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let stand for several minutes. Serve warm.