Preparation: 10 minutes - Cooking: 40-50 minutes
500 gr. yellow split peas (fava)
3 red onions, roughly chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 1/2 cups warm water
juice of 2 lemons
1/3 cup olive oil
caper and finely chopped onions for serving
Rinse fava with plenty of water. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat, add 2-3 tbsp olive oil, the chopped onions, garlic and some fresh thyme and sauté. As soon as the onions start to caramelize add the peas and blend. Pour in the warm water and the olive oil, turn the heat down to medium and season with salt and pepper. Simmer with the lid on for about 40-50 minutes, until the split peas are thick and mushy. While the split peas boil, some white foam will probably surface on the water. Remove the foam with a slotted spoon.
When done, pour in the lemon juice and transfer the mixture in food processor. Mix, until the peas become smooth and creamy, like a puree.
Serve fava with a drizzle of olive oil, a tablespoon of diced onion and some caper.