In this recipe, yellow split peas are simmered until they reach a soft, purée-like consistency. You can obviously make this fava santorinis recipe with simple Mediterranean yellow split peas, but you will not find the taste and finesse of fava santorinis if ​​you use substitutes. Fava santorinis can be served plain or covered with fried onions, raw onions, capers, black olives, cherry tomatoes, or parsley.

Fava Santorinis: Greek Simmered Split Peas [Vegan]



  • 1 pound yellow split peas
  • 4 spring onions, grated
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Wash split peas, drain, and dry.
  2. In a non-stick pan, heat 6 tablespoons of olive oil. Sauté the onions for 3 minutes over low heat and sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Add the split peas and mix well. Sauté over medium heat for 1 minute. Cover with 4 times the volume in boiling water. Add salt and simmer for 45 minutes, or until obtaining a purée.
  4. Stir the juice of the lemon a few minutes before the end of cooking. Add pepper and drizzle with olive oil before serving.

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