10Fava from Santorini

Not to be confused with the fava bean, Santorini’s fava is a creamy, split pea purée, a culinary delight hailing from this volcanic island.

Made from locally grown yellow split peas, known as “lathyrus clymenum,” this dish is a testament to the island’s unique agricultural heritage. Blended with olive oil, lemon, and often topped with capers or diced onions, fava is a humble yet profoundly flavorful dish that captures the essence of Santorini’s gastronomic identity.