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Koukofava, fava beans puree

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4


  • 250 gr dried fava beans
  • 1 medium yellow onions
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 tbsn olive oil
  • Oregano I used dried oregano flowers


  • Rinse in cold water and transfer to the pot along with the quartered onion. Fill in with water to fully cover and bring to the boil.
  • Once boiling lower the heat to medium-low and check as you might need to add some more warm water. So keep the kettle at the ready.
  • They should be ready within 25 minutes, you should be able to mash with a fork and all liquids will have evaporated.
  • Serve with raw onion, fresh olive oil and a bit of dried oregano. I used a bit of dried oregano flowers.


No need to soak them!