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Santorini Fava

with onion and rock samphire


6 servings

30 min


300 gr yellow split peas

1 onion

1 clove of garlic

1 carrot

2-3 bay leaves

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

1 liter boiled water

For serving

Olive oil

1 onion

Rock samphire



• Soak the yellow split peas for about an hour, rinse and drain

• Cut the onion, garlic and carrot into thin slices and sauté with some oil in a saucepan. Add the bay leaves and cook for 2-3 minutes

• Add the split peas, boiled water, salt and pepper and cook over low heat for 20 minutes until the split peas are cooked and most of the water is absorbed

• Remove from heat and discard the bay leaves

• Use a hand blender to puree the split peas into a smooth consistency. You can also use any kind of blender or food processor.

For serving

• Cut the onion into slices and cook it in a pan with some oil

• Serve fava in a deep dish with freshly ground pepper, olive oil, the cooked onions and rock samphire on top

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