Santorini fava is a must dish when you visit the famous island! What makes the dish special are the fava beans that grow in Santorini.
If you have been in Greece, you already know that fava is a very popular meze to accompany seafood and ouzo. But if you have been in Santorini, then most definitely you have tried the best version of Greek fava.
This yellow, lemony paste is not only nutritious but also delicious for a day after the beach.
Santorini Fava Beans
Fava beans are one of the most traditional products of Santorini. History shows that fava is cultivated on the island for about 3,500 years! They are yellow peas, small in size and what makes them unique is the volcanic soil of Santorini. The soil is what makes them sweeter and richer in flavor.
The beans are planted in December and harvested in June. The need to dry under the sun, then get cleaned, peeled, and finally sliced before they are ready to be cooked.
If you decide to use fresh ingredients make sure to wash them well and let them dry for at least 30′. Or even better use a kitchen cloth to ensure there is no water left.
When you grate the zucchinis you will notice they have enough liquids and we don’t need extra water.
Many families eat fava as their main dish and complete the meal with anchovies or sardines. In the tavernas, it is ordered as an appetizer or an alternative of tzatziki.
No matter how you choose to serve it, fava will surprise you with its taste. Ready to make them?
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes | Yield: 4
Print the ingredients list and use the check boxes to make sure you got them all!
Please come back the day after the live cooking class to read the instructions step-by-step.