Traditional Greek Fava with Tomato Sauce is made with fava beans which are yellow split peas that are mostly served as a dip. 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 Tomato Sauce

Fava is a popular in Greek cuisine and it can be used as a side dishes or dip.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greece
Keyword: beans
Servings: 3


  • 4 cup water
  • 1 cup fava beans
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 onion
  • olive oil
  • capers
  • tomato sauce


  • Over medium heat place a saucepan with the water and bring it to boiling. Add the fava beans, pepper, salt, and a pealed onion, and let it cook for 45 minutes.
  • Transfer the fava beans to a bowl in tomato sauce and add the onions, olive oil, and capers.
  • Serve with bread and red wine.

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