Yellow Split Pea Dip (Greek Fava)

Switch up your hummus routine with this protein filled yellow split pea dip. It's called "Fava" in Greek, and the perfect way to get your healthy snacking on!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword pea dip, pea hummus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 405 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 1 cup yellow split peas
  • 1 medium sweet onion about 3 inches, chopped
  • 1 cups veggie broth plus 1/4 cup for sautéing , low sodium if needed
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1-2 teaspoons Himalayan pink salt see note
  • pinch of ground black pepper see note
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice see note
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
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  1. Wash and strain the split peas. Peel and chop the onion.
  2. In a pot, pour the 1/4 cup veggie broth and sauté the onion until soft. Add split peas and stir for a couple of minutes. Add the 1 cup broth, water, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer over very low heat until split peas are totally soft, about 30 minutes. Check periodically to see if more water is needed.
  4. Remove from stove and use an immersion blender to smooth it out. You can also allow to cool and pour into a food processor or blender. Add lemon juice, stir to incorporate and top with parsley to serve. Use as a dip or on a sandwich! Or just eat with a spoon!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Yellow Split Pea Dip (Greek Fava)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 500mg21%
Potassium 1227mg35%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 26g104%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 29.3mg36%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.