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Here's a famous Greek fava bean recipe: a yellow pea dip from Santorini... Served lukewarm and topped with olive oil and chopped sweet onion!

Fava Bean Recipe (Yellow Split Pea Dip)

Here's a famous Greek fava bean recipe: a yellow pea dip from Santorini... Served lukewarm and topped with olive oil and chopped sweet onion!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 (2 cups)
Calories per serving 151 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz yellow split peas (250 g)
  • a handful red onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • good quality olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse the the yellow split peas a few times. Soak them in cold water for at least 5 hours (preferably overnight).
  2. Here's a famous Greek fava bean recipe: a yellow pea dip from Santorini... Served lukewarm and topped with olive oil and chopped sweet onion!
  3. Bring 2 cups (480 ml) of water to a boil over high heat. Add a little pinch of salt. Drain the yellow peas and transfer them to the boiling water. Once the peas are cooking turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until they start to fall apart. Add extra water if necessary. Pour the cooked peas in a colander and let them drain and cool a bit until lukewarm. Blend half of the cooked peas and the chopped garlic.
  4. Here's a famous Greek fava bean recipe: a yellow pea dip from Santorini... Served lukewarm and topped with olive oil and chopped sweet onion!
  5. Add a little olive oil until you get a rich, glossy but firm puree. Transfer the pea puree to a bowl. Stir in the other half of cooked peas and mix well. Season with pepper, salt and some drops of vinegar to taste. Garnish with the chopped red onion and sprinkle generously with olive oil. Serve lukewarm.
  6. Here's a famous Greek fava bean recipe: a yellow pea dip from Santorini... Served lukewarm and topped with olive oil and chopped sweet onion!