Saturday , July 31 2021

Greek Food:- Fava. Yellow Spilt peas

This Creamy and super tasty dish is the perfect starter for a cold winter’s day. If you’ve been looking for a fava recipe that actually tastes like the one served in Greece, then you have to try this authentic Greek fava recipe. Serve as a delicious appetizer or dip with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.


500g yellow split peas.

3 red onions, roughly chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 lt warm water

juice of 2 lemons

1/3 of a cup olive oil


salt and freshly pepper


Rinse the split peas with plenty of water.

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat; add 2-3 tbsps olive oil, the chopped onions, garlic and some fresh thyme and sauté.

As soon as the onions start to caramelise add the peas and blend.

Pour in the warm water and the olive oil, turn the heat down to medium and season well with salt and pepper.

Simmer with the lid on for about 40-50 minutes, until the split peas are thick and mushy.

While the split peas boil, some white froth will probably surface on the water. Remove the froth with a slotted spoon.

When done, pour in the lemon juice and transfer the mixture to a food processor. Mix, until the peas become smooth and creamy, like a puree. Place back in the pot to reheat or you can leave to cool to use as a dip.

Serve the fava with a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of red pepper to taste and a tablespoon of diced onion. You can even add some cappers or chopped parsley as a preference.

Kali Orexi


About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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