Santorini’s fava with caramelized leeks

Santorini’s fava with caramelized leeks

A very simple and original idea for an appetizer or a side dish full of Mediterranean flavors. The caramelized leeks taste incredibly and match perfectly with most pulses.

Ingredients:

1/2 kg of split peas fava from Santorini
4 large leeks, cut in medallions
100-200 ml extra virgin olive oil
6 bunches of rocket cleaned and roughly chopped
2-4 tsps of sugar
4-6 tsps of balsamic vinegar

Procedure:

  • Cook the fava according to package instructions
  • In a large, non-stick frying pan (cast iron preferably) heat the olive oil and add the leeks.
  • Lower the heat and fry until the leeks turn to deep amber.
  • Add the sugar and stir until the color becomes even deeper.
  • Add the rocket, cover the pan and leave to fry for another 6-7 minutes.
  • Add a little salt and the vinegar.
  • Serve split peas having poured leeks and rocket over the top.
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