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Fava Santorinis PDO married with capers and red onions

Bring the golden sun and cool air of the Aegean Sea to your home with this tasty recipe.

How to prepare


  • 500 g fava from Santorini
  • 2 medium red onions, coarsely chopped
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil from Greece
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1.5 l water
  • salt
  • lemon juice
  • extra-virgin olive oil to serve

‘Married fava’

  • 2 red onions
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp capers


  • marinated anchovies
  • pickled onions
  • confit cherry tomatoes
  • caper leaves and caper flower buds
  • chive-infused oil


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1. Soak 500g Fava Santorinis PDO in water for 30 minutes.

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2. Warm 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a heated pan, then add 2 diced red onions and a sprig of fresh thyme.

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3. Pour in the drained Fava Santorinis PDO into the pan.

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4. Add 1.5 l of water and bring to the boil. Let the mixture simmer for 50 minutes.


5. To accompany the Fava Santorinis PDO, slice 2 red onions and place in a heated pan. Add 1 tbsp. of red wine vinegar and cook until caramelised. Then add 2 tbsp. of capers.

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6. Stir the Fava Santorinis PDO until creamy. Add olive oil, salt and lemon juice, before stirring in the caramelised onions and capers.

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7. Place on a dish and garnish with pickles, anchovies, and olive oil. Enjoy, it's Fava Santorinis PDO!

Reasons to love Fava Santorinis PDO

Fava Santorinis PDO has been produced on Santorini and the surrounding islands since the Bronze Age.

Smooth, soft and sweet, these little yellow discs are high in protein and packed with carbohydrates.

They can be cooked quickly and easily to produce dishes with a light texture and a touch of sweetness.