Fava with Lemon and Onion (Koukofava) is easy and simple to make can be served as a side dish or appetizer, and can go well served with bread or potatoes. Fava beans are also known as Vicia faba are widely cultivating and can be fried, causing the skin to split open, and then salted and eaten as a savory, crunchy snack

Fava with Lemon and Onion

The bean purée is a delicious side dish made from the beans, with garlic, onion and lemon juice.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greece
Keyword: beans


  • 500 g fava beans
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 cup hot water
  • 1-2 juice of 1-2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Over medium heat place a pot and add water. Bring it boiling and add the fava beans.
  • When the beans are ready take off the pot from the heat and add a saucepan, and the olive oil with the garlic and the onion. Saute for a few minutes.
  • Stir for a few minutes until the chopped onion takes some color. Add the cooked fava to a blender with the juice of one lemon and the half of oil, then until reaching a homogenized mixture.
  • Then add the garlic, onions, and the remaining oil and stir well.

Inspiration and adaptation: wikipedia.org, recipeswise.com, whereismyspoon.co

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