Fava (Greek Split Pea DIp)

Fava  (Greek Split Pea DIp)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 190.3
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 464.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.4 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g

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Tasty vegetarian/vegan dip Tasty vegetarian/vegan dip
Number of Servings: 4


    175g (6oz) yellow split peas
    1 cup of onion,chopped
    2 garlic cloves, peeled (whole)
    Salt and black pepper
    1 tbsp virgin olive oil
    1 large spring onion/scallion, sliced
    1 level tbsp dried or fresh oregano
    Drizzle of olive oil and sliced spring onion, to garnish
    dash of lemon juice or vinegar (optional)
    Warm pitta or flat bread to serve


1.Soak split peas overnight in plenty of water.
2. Rinse the split peas and place them in a saucepan with the onion and garlic.
3. Cover with water and bring to the boil, then simmer for about 60 mins or until they are soft .
4. Drain the peas and onion and mash or puree in a blender. Add oil and a dash of vinegar or lemon juice. If the mixture is very thick, then add a little boiling water.
5. Stir in the oregano and seasoning to taste
6. Chill until ready to serve unless serving warm

If it has thickened during chilling, stir in a little more boiling water. Stir just before serving and drizzle over a little olive oil and garnish with sliced spring onions and serve with warm pitta or flat bread.

Serves: 4-6

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NGALAX.

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    maybe the sodium content as for canned peas vs. fresh boiled ones that you make yourself? I know they put a crap load of salt in everything these days... looks tasty though! - 12/4/09

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    This looks like an excellent variation on my Hummus! The sodium seems unusually high though ... wonder if the ingredients were entered into SP correctly? Adding this to my faves and will be making this soon!! Thanks! - 6/14/09

    Reply from CD5230482 (6/15/09)
    Yes, it does look high.Not sure what is up with that! You only need a pinch or two of salt,maybe a half teaspoon at max! I will check it out.It is in mg but still seems high???
    ...amended recipe to a half teaspoon salt.