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One of the favorite appetizers of traditional Greek cuisine. Easy, simple, quick and delicious recipe! Ideal for a quick meal. It is served mainly as an appetizer, but in modern cuisine and as a sider. Try it as sauce in vegan sandwiches and wraps and you'll be amazed! 🙂

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Traditional Greek fava beans appetizer. Vegan recipe.

Traditional Greek fava beans appetizer

One of the favorite appetizers of traditional Greek cuisine. Quick, simple, easy and delicious recipe!
4.93 from 13 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegan, Greek, Greek / Vegan, Greek Traditional
Keywords: appetizer, caper, fasting, fava, fava beans, recipe, vegan, capers, pulses, legumes, vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 appetizers
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Thodoris Tibilis

Ingredients

Fava

Garnishing

Instructions

Fava

  • Sort through the fava beans and pick out any tiny stones. Then rinse it in a strainer under running water.
  • Put all the fava ingredients in a saucepan over high heat until it starts to boil.
  • Next, cover the saucepan and simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Then, stir well, preferably with a wooden fork, to puree the fava beans.
  • Lower the heat and stir frequently until liquids are almost absorbed. Your mixture should be creamy and not too thick.

Serving

  • It's usually served cold, but it's as enjoyable if you eat it while it's still warm.
  • Use a shallow and small plate. With a spoon, place the fava making circles from the middle of the plate outwards.
  • Garnish each plate adding ½ onion cut in half and then sliced, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp capers, ½ tsp oregano.

      Alternatively you can garnish with:
    • Caramelized onions
    • Sautéed Florina peppers, finely chopped
    • Sun-dried tomatoes (in oil) cut into thin strips
    • Roasted vegetables

Notes

  1. Soaking the fava beans will speed up the whole process, as the beans will have already been softened enough, before you even start boiling them.
  2. If you want an even creamier texture, you can put the boiled fava beans in a high-speed blender.

Nutrition Facts

Sodium: 130mg | Calcium: 98mg | Vitamin C: 8mg | Vitamin A: 33IU | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 17g | Potassium: 744mg | Calories: 365kcal | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 15g | Protein: 17g | Carbohydrates: 43g | Iron: 5mg

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