What is fava? Hummus on “steroids”, both in nutrition and taste. Enjoy with a nice glass of ouzo, raki, cold beer or cool white wine!

Serves: 4-5 Preparation time: 10′ Cooks in: 50′ Ready in: 60′

Ingredients
450 g yellow split peas
1 tbsp sweet paprika
1 large onion, sliced
1 tomato, peeled, no seeds, diced
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
salt, pepper

Method
Step 1
Boil split peas in a pot with water for a minute until foamy. Drain and rinse under cold water. Then return to pot and cook with 2,5 lt water skimming the foam if necessary. Add extra water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper 15 minutes before you remove pot from heat. When split peas are left with hardly any water remove pan from heat.

Step 2
In a large pan heat oil and stir in paprika until fragrant. Cook onion for 1 minute until translucent. Add tomato, season lightly with salt and pepper, stir for 1 minute and remove pan from heat.

Step 3
Stir fava in the sauce and stir with a wooden spoon. Drizzle with lemon juice and bring to a boil. Then remove from heat and serve with black pepper.

Photo: George Drakopoulos – Food styling: Elena Jeffrey

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