Toast with Fava Bean, Avocado Spread and Pea Shoots

Pea shoots are a popular ingredient lately. As we enjoy growing peas we are happy to start some sprouts early so we can have some pea shoots. This spread is delicious and would be a good dip as well. The sesame oil is one of the most important ingredients. It doesn’t take much, but adds a lot of flavor.

Toast with Fava Bean, Avocado Spread and Pea shoots

Serving Size: 2


  • 1 avocado
  • ½-¾ cup fava beans, shelled, blanched and skinned
  • 2 scallions or spring onions, green parts and white
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4-5 English muffins or wholewheat rolls, split and toasted

Toast with Fava Bean, Avocado Spread and Pea shoots


  1. Prepare the fava beans by removing them from the pod.
  2. Bring a pot of water to boil and put the beans in.
  3. When they float, they are ready to be removed.
  4. Drain off the boiling water and plunge the favas into icy water.
  5. Remove the skins from the beans and place the beans in a bowl
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients and puree. (I use an immersion blender).
  7. Toast the bread or English muffins in a toaster.
  8. Cut the pea shoots and wash.
  9. Place a generous amount of fava, avocado spread on each toast and top with the cut pea shoots.