Yellow Split Pea with Caper

Yellow Split Pea with Caper
Fava beans are a legume and not so common in our daily meals. However, despite the strict austerity of its presence in our Kitchen Stories, it is considered to be one of the most delicious dishes of legumes that we honor most often.
Gentle, delicate flavor and velvety texture in cream form is eaten as an accompaniment to ouzo-wine but also as a main dish with olives, feta cheese, toasted slices of home bread and a glass of red wine.
Throughout Greece, we know as the famous products of the Greek motherland the delicious Prespes beans, Sifnos chickpeas, Amorgo fava beans, Skyros and the most famous of all of Santorini, where it is grown for hundreds of years. All legumes are an enormous nutritional value for a Mediterranean / Greek diet with many health benefits.
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Yellow Split Pea with Caper Yellow Split Pea with Caper Yellow Split Pea with Caper

Ingredients (~3 servings)

  • 250g (8.8oz) fava beans
  • 2 dried, medium onions
  • 60g (2.1oz) olive oil
  • 2-3 bunches of thyme
  • 2-3 tbsp desalted capers
  • salt & pepper
  • sumac & turmeric
An hour before we put the fava beans in a bowl of water to inflate.
In a saucepan and on a medium heat, pour the oil, the onions and the thyme to squeeze and caramelize.
Stir regularly and leave to polish without burning. Add the onions to the dish and in the pan pour 750g (1.7 lbs) of water to boil.
Add the fava drained it and let it boil skimming with the skimmer at intervals. Add half the onions and a spicy thyme.
Boil until cooked and have absorbed almost all of the water. Add salt pepper and spices.
Remove from heat and mash thoroughly with a rod blender to a thick cream.
Serve with some fresh olive oil, caramelized onions and capers.
Yellow Split Pea with Caper Yellow Split Pea with Caper Yellow Split Pea with Caper

Author:Zambia G. Sifaki