A healthful spring appetizer made with fava beans and goat cheese.

2 lbs. fava beans, shelled
1/3 cup soft goat cheese (4oz.)
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. fresh tarragon, chopped
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. water, plus more if needed
1 bunch radishes (halved if large)
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

1. Prepare an ice-water bath. Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Cook fava beans until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain, and transfer to ice-water bath. Let cool. Drain, and peel beans.

2. Pulse beans, goat cheese, oil, tarragon, lemon zest and juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor until just combined but still chunky, about 6 or 7 times. Stir in water. Add an additional tablespoon water if mixture is too thick. Transfer to a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

3. Sprinkle with pepper just before serving. Serve with radishes.

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