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Fava

Fava bean puree, made from Lathyrus clymenum seeds, known as Spanish vetchling, is a delectable Lenten dish in Greece. Served as an appetizer or cold salad, it pairs perfectly with vegetables, Florina …

Close-up of plate with Greek ‘fava’ and oil flowed from the aluminum bottle on the food like mashed potatoes

The seeds of the legume of the Mediterranean plant Lathyrus clymenum, also known as Spanish vetchling, are used to prepare fava bean puree (“fava”). Cooked like lentils or beans, fava is called pantremeni (“married”) when mixed with capers, onions and cherry tomatoes.

It is a tasty Lenten dish served widely in Greece as an appetizer or served as a cold salad with chopped onion and parsley. This dish goes well with vegetables, Florina peppers or rice.

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