March 20, 2024

Greek Traditional Fava Recipe

Our favorite Greek recipe!


  • 250 g fava beans
  • 750 ml of water
  • 1 chopped onion 
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • ¼ kg of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • Onion for garnish
  • Olives for garnish
  • Olive oil for garnish

How to:

  1. Put the fava beans in a strainer and rinse them well with plenty of water.
  2. Put it in the pot with the water, on high heat until it starts to boil.
  3. Then reduce the intensity to low heat and skim 2-3 times (remove the foam that forms on the surface).
  4. Add the onion and let it simmer until it softens and absorbs the water, about 40 minutes (if needed in between, top up with a little hot water).
  5. Mix gently in between, but not constantly.
  6. When the fava is done, add the olive oil, salt, and pepper, mix, and let it boil for another 2 minutes.
  7. Mash it with a blender.
  8. Store it in a bowl with cling film touching its surface.
  9. Serve garnished with some onion, olives, and olive oil.

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