Fava Pantremeni Dip Recipe

Happy Mother’s Day to all today.

I am wishing those who lost their dear moms a special day too. I know it is hard when you lose a parent, and I hope you find the strength to carry on. Recently my friend lost his mother, and my heart has been broken. I am hoping the family finds a way to be strong and carry on through these really tough times.

Today I am sharing a beautiful Greek dip that involves yellow split peas. Such a delicious dip to enjoy by itself, or with crackers, or even as a wrap. Did you know yellow split peas are an excellent source of protein? Check out more information on the benefits here.

I hope you enjoy it!


Fava Padremeni – Φάβα Παντρεμένη 

A recipe from my second cookbook A Drop of Ladi & My Greek Soul. 

Translating to married fava, “padremeni” a beautiful traditional Greek dish made with yellow split peas. I’ve had very tasty fava in Elounda, Crete.


Servings: 6



  • 2 cups yellow split peas, cleaned and washed
  • 3 medium scallions, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Greek oregano
  • salt & pepper
  • A pinch of turmeric powder (I added this ingredient for the benefits and the color)



  1. Place the split peas into a large pot with enough water to cover them (about 5 cups). Add a pinch of salt to the water and cook over high heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Let the peas boil for about 5 minutes and remove any foamy water from the surface. Add the scallions and garlic. Cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes or until peas are tender.
  3. Once the peas are tender transfer to a blender. Add olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, oregano, salt, pepper, and turmeric. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Serve with a sprinkle of oregano and a drizzle of olive oil. Best with pita crackers or serve with our lemon chicken.



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