Wednesday 27 October 2021
Fava With Caramelised Root Vegetables
Recipe for 5-6 starter servings.
Ingredients for the fava:
250 gr. yellow split peas
50 ml. olive oil
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
a sprig of thyme
850 ml. water
1 tsp. salt
juice of 1 lemon + 2 tbsp. olive oil
Soak the split peas in a bowl with lots of water for about 30 min. Wash and drain.
In a large pot place the olive oil and saute the onion with the thyme for 3 minutes. Add the split
peas and water and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat to medium and let them simmer for about 40-50 min. until the split peas are soft
and mushy and the water has been absorbed.
Remove the thyme sprig, transfer split peas to a food processor and blitz to a smooth and creamy
paste with the lemon juice, 2 tbs.olive oil and the salt. Add a little more water if needed and adjust
Ingredients for the roast root vegetables:
1 carrot, washed and chopped in thin sticks
1 beetroot, washed and chopped in thin sticks
1 shallot, chopped lengthwise
3 tbs. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
a pinch of smoked chilli flakes
2 tbsp. honey
Preheat oven at 200C.
In a sheet pan place the vegetables adding the olive oil, seasonings and honey. Using your hands
mix well so that all the pieces are well covered.
Roast for about 30-45 min. until the vegetables are soft and have a nice caramelised colour.
Serve the fava with the roast vegetables on top, a drizzle of olive oil, some cracked black pepper and
a few caper berries.