Santorini Fava (PDO) (14.1 oz)

Santo

$19.95

Yellow split peas are known as "fava" in Greece (not be confused with fava beans), and Santorini produces some of the best in the world. Santorini Fava has “Protected Designation of Origin” (PDO) status and comes from the plant “Lathyrus Clymenum L.” which has been grown exclusively in Santorini for more than 3,500 years.

The cultivation and production of Santorini fava has not changed much in all that time. Seeds are still sown by plowing and then milled the old-fashioned way. Once harvested, the peas are dried and aged under the sun, which results in their light yellow color, velvety texture and slightly sweet taste.

Split peas are a pulse like lentils, and they are immensely nutritious. Split peas are an excellent source of plant-based protein, complex carbohydrates and fiber. Their low glycemic index makes them a diabetes-friendly food, and they are also a good source of many nutrients including iron, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, choline, folate, and other B vitamins.

For serving suggestions, see "Recipe Ideas" below.

Recipe Ideas

Fava can be cooked in much the same way as lentils. Combine one cup fava with 1.5 cups water, bring to a boil, and simmer until the fava reaches the desired texture. It's typically cooked to a "mashed potato" consistency, but you can adjust the texture by varying the amount of cooking time and water. Fava makes a great side dish or even a main course when topped with Greek capers, onion, and a healthy drizzle of Greek olive oil. 

Fava garnished with Capers and Onions

See Recipe

Deep-dish Santorini Pizza - Fava Crust, Santorini Tomatoes, Halloumi & Herbs

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JK
05/28/2024
James K.
United States

Fava

Delivery was prompt and communication was good. The split yellow peas were good but not noticeably better than Goya split yellow peas at 1/10th the price.

KW
05/17/2024
Krisine W.
United States United States

Fava

Fine

EK
04/08/2024
Elaine K.
United States United States

Santorini Fava

Amazing! My family loved every spoonful, as we all do every single item that we buy from Diana.

CP
08/21/2023
catherine p.
United States United States

Lovely Peas

I grew up on fava with green split peas as the others were not easy to find. It was a great lenten dinner. The yellow are a different taste experience compared to the usual green split peas. I like to change out different menu items. This time making a very nice vegetarian soup with a much lighter and a brighter taste. Added grated carrots, onions, minced fresh parsley, garlic, hot pepper flakes, lemon and of course olive oil. As the flavors melded the soup is even better the next day. The peas cooked up nicely with just enough firmness. Enjoy!

DM
02/20/2023
Dolores M.
United States United States

Love my fava`s

Another favorite of mine, I use this in soups & stews.