Fava dip recipe

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4 - 6

Nutrition per portion

Calories 164 kCal 8%
Fat 8g 11%

Serve this delicious Greek dip either hot or cold, with warm pitta


  • 175g (60z) yellow split peas
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 level tbsp freshly chopped oregano
  • Drizzle of olive oil and sliced spring onion, to garnish
  • Warm pitta bread to serve


  • Rinse the split peas and place them in a saucepan with the onion and garlic.

  • Cover with water, add salt and bring to the boil, then simmer for about 45 mins, until they are soft.

  • Drain the peas and onion and place in the bowl of a food processor. Add the oil and purée until smooth. If the mixture is very thick, then add a little boiling water.

  • Stir in the spring onions, oregano and seasoning to taste.

  • Chill until ready to serve.

Top tip for making Fava dip

If the dip thickens during chilling, stir in a little more boiling water. Stir just before serving, drizzle over a little olive oil and garnish with sliced spring onions. Serve with warm pitta.

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