Fava Bites with Caper Dip Fava Bites with Caper Dip
Prep 15 minutes
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
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Fava Bites with Caper Dip

  • 200 g yellow split peas
  • ½ tsp dried mint
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 5 tsps semolina
  • salt and pepper
Capers Dip
  • 200 g fresh tomatoes, grated
  • 4 vine tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsps capers
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. Boil the fava with one onion and a bay leaf and enough water to cover.
  2. Once the water has evaporated, the fava peas should be soft enough to mash with a fork. Remove the bay leaf and mash or transfer to a food processor.
  3. Add in the dried herbs and semolina flour to absorb any excess moisture.
  4. Keep in the fridge for 30 minutes and start shaping the fritters in walnut sized bites.
  5. Roll in the semolina flour or fine breadcrumbs to give them a light coat and a golden colour when baked.
  6. To make the favoketethes, bake in a fan assisted oven at 180 C for 20-25 minutes or until golden.

For the capers stew:

  1. Heat up a tablespoon of olive oil and fry the onions. Follow in with 1 large grated tomato, season with a bit of salt and the tomato come to the boil. Add a few chunky chopped tomatoes if you wish, I added vine tomatoes.
  2. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Meanwhile rinse of the capers off their brine and add to the sauce. After 5-6 minutes the caper dip will be ready to serve.