Greek Fava Recipe


Just looking at a Greek menu I didn’t think to order Fava at first, but some friends who lived there suggested it to me. After trying it, I enjoyed it so much that I recommended it to my friends and family when they went to Greece. Then I missed it so I made it at home.

Watch How To Make It:

Fava is basically a dip, great to enjoy with warm pita bread. I also like to sprinkle a few drops of lemon for extra acidity.

Here is the written recipe, with the ingredients and step by step instructions:

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Greek Fava

Traditional Greek Fava recipe easy to make at home. This is a yellow split peas puree dip best served warm with lemon and red onion. It's an addictive and satisfying appetizer originated in Santorini
Servings 4 people


Cutting board
Rubber spatula
Boiling Pot



  • We start by rinsing the split peas, 3 or 4 times or until the water is clean
  • After that, in a boiling pot set  at medium heat we add 4 tablespoons of olive oil, the chopped onion and cook for 5 minutes
  • Then we roughly chop the garlic, add it to the pot and cook for 1 minute
  • Next we add the peas, hot water and cook at low heat for 40 minutes
  • Once that is done add 1 teaspoon of dry thyme, the juice of the lemon, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and freshly ground black pepper
  • Next, add this mixture to a food processor or use a hand blender until you get a smooth paste
  • Serve warm with slices of red onion, capers and drizzled olive oil
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

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