1 1/2 cups
yellow split peas
, coarsely chopped
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 warm pita bread.
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Number of Servings: 16
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