The hub & I were going through a bit of withdrawal without Greek fava beans. In Santorini this dish was served at every restaurant as either an appetizer or a main and we guzzled it up like it was our job! Clearly, I was itching for some more & tracked down Greek fava beans on Amazon – no grocery store sold it!
I know what you are thinking, Greek fava bean? Typically when you hear of a fava bean you think a large green lima bean-esque bean, right? Well this bean is yellow, tiny, looks similar to a split pea & it is beyond yummy when boiled and mashed!
There is not much to this recipe – cook per bags direction, the cooking steps from the brand I bought, Arosis, are below…
- Take half of the fava from one bag (~1.5C) – add to saucepan, cover with 2.5C water & let simmer on low heat for 30minutes
- Fava beans should become soft – if not continue to simmer
- When soft enough remove from heat & beat to thicken
- Stir in 2T EVOO, juice from 1 lemon & S/P to taste – continue to stir till blended
Top with a tad more EVOO, freshly chopped red onion & garnish with lemon wedges!
…and eat this up with a spoon or dip with crunchy bread, enjoy!Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 2): 450 calories – 8 grams of fat – 67 carbs – 27 grams of protein
Continue reading for ingredient list…
Ingredient List for Greek Fava Bean Dip:
- Greek fava beans (I used Arosis)
- Chopped red onion
- 2 lemons
- EVOO & S/P
A few key things to note when cooking:
- Rinse fava beans well with water before boiling
- When boiling remove the froth with a big wooden spoon
- Never cover the saucepan