1/2lb yellow split pea
2 onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic
1.5 pints water (depends on the consistency you like, adjust the amount at the end by adding more water)
Juice from 1-2 lemons
4 Tbsp olive oil
Thyme (fresh or dry)
Salt and pepper
Rinse the split peas with plenty of water.
Heat a large pot over medium-high heat; add 2 tbsps olive oil, the chopped onions, garlic and some fresh thyme and sauté.
As soon as the onions start to caramelise add the peas, water and the olive oil. Once it boils, turn the heat down to medium and season well with salt and pepper. Simmer with the lid on for about 40-50 minutes, until the split peas are thick and mushy. While the split peas boil, some white foam will probably surface on the water. Remove the foam with a slotted spoon.
When done, blend in food processor or vitamin with lemon until smooth and creamy, like a puree.
Serve the fava with a drizzle of olive oil. Optional delicious topping: caramelized onion, more lemon juice, cappers and/or chopped parsley.