dish
Fava (Greek Yellow Split Pea Spread)

6
Serves
284
Calories
10
Nutrients
7
Vitamins

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups yellow split peas
2 quarts water
1 large onion , coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic , peeled
5 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons virgin olive oil

Cooking Instructions

1. Wash the peas and put them in a saucepan. Cover with warm water and bring to a boil. Skim the froth and when the water is clear, add the onion, garlic and olive oil. Simmer uncovered for about 2 hours until the peas are very soft. Check from time to time to make sure that the water has not evaporated. Let cool.

2. Mash well with a fork and season to taste. This mixture may thicken considerably, so just before serving you may need to beat in extra water to thin it.

3. To serve, mound fava spread on a plate, make a slight depression in the center with a spoon and add the slivered raw onions and olive oil. Surround with the lemon wedges so each person can squeeze the amount of lemon desired on the spread. Serve with warmed pita bread.

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6
Calories
284
Protein
13 g
Total Carbohydrate
34 g
Dietary Fiber
0 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
2 g
Total Fat
11 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Percent Calories from Protein
18 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
47 %
Percent Calories from Fat
35 %
Vitamin C
1 mg
Folate
3 mcg
Calcium
6 mg
Iron
1 mg
Phosphorus
8 mg
Potassium
35 mg
Sodium
48 mg
Zinc
0 mg