Greek Fava

Greek Fava

1 cup of santorini fava (or yellow split peas)
1 medium-large red onion, chopped
2 tb olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt

Garnish

Extra virgin olive oil
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Thinly sliced spring onions

Preparation

Wash fava thoroughly
Place  fava beans in a large cooking pot and enough water to cover them and bring to boil
Cook 5-10 minutes until froth rises to the top. Drain the fava bean and rinse well
Place back in the pot with 2 1/2 cups of water and bring to boil
Lower the heat to medium
Add the onion and the olive oil, salt to taste and cook for about 40 minutes
Add more water if the fava starts drying out
When the fava is cooked, remove from the stove and let it cool
Blend the fava with an immersion blender until creamy
Serve in small plates and top with extra virgin olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice and thinly sliced spring onions .

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