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Fava Dip Recipe

Fava Dip Recipe

Ηere’s a recipe for a delicious Mediterranean-style fava bean dish, often referred to as “Fava Dip” or “Fava Spread.” This recipe is inspired by Greek cuisine and makes for a great appetizer or side dish.


  • 2 cups dried split yellow fava beans
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin Mia Elia olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil (for drizzling)
  • Capers and chopped red onion for garnish


  1. Rinse fava beans under cold water.
  2. In a pot, combine beans and water/broth. Boil, then simmer for 5 minutes, skimming foam.
  3. Add onion and garlic. Cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes until tender.
  4. Blend the mixture until smooth. Adjust consistency with water if needed.
  5. Stir in extra virgin Mia Elia olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer to a dish, drizzle with more extra virgin Mia Elia olive oil , garnish with capers and the chopped onion.
  7. Serve with bread or better as part of a mezze platter and enjoy.

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