Fava in Greek is yellow split peas, this is the Greek hummus, not chickpeas as many believe. Fava is a simple yet very tasty dish that is at its best when served with a generous drizzling of Extra Virgin olive oil and topped with raw Vatika or caramelised onions
- TIME NEEDED
- 120 mins
- 9oz yellow split peas
- 2 red onions, roughly chopped
- 1 lt warm water (3 and 1/3 cups)
- 1/2 a cup Gaea Planet Extra Virgin organic olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of Capers
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- Rinse the split peas with plenty of water.
- Heat a pot over medium-high heat; add 2-3 tbsps. olive oil, one of the chopped onion and the water
- Once the water comes to the boil, lower the heat and simmer with the lid on for about 40-50 minutes, until the split peas are mushy. While the split peas boil, some white foam will surface on the water. Remove the foam with a slotted spoon.
- When done all the water has been absorbed puree with a stick blender until the peas become smooth and creamy.
- Serve the fava drizzled with the rest of the Gaea Planet Extra Virgin Olive oil, the second onion finely chopped on top and the capers, enjoy with toasted sourdough bread.
Serve warm or chilled, with plenty of raw or caramelised onions on top and drizzle with some lemon juice.