Fava Middle Eastern Yellow Split Peas Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Yellow split peas4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Olive oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Onion1 Large, chopped
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm), minced
 Cayenne pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cumin1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1 Teaspoon
 Chopped parsley1 Tablespoon (for garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 905 Calories from Fat 242

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g42.2%

Saturated Fat 3.8 g19.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 527.3 mg22%

Total Carbohydrates 155 g51.7%

Dietary Fiber 64 g256.1%

Sugars 24.1 g

Protein 64 g127%

Vitamin A 11.8% Vitamin C 21.8%

Calcium 4.5% Iron 46.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a mesh colander rinse the yellow split pease.
2. In a heavy pot add water and place please. Cover with 3 inches of water.
3. Simmer for an till the peas are tender. Add water if needed so that the mixture does not stick.
4. In a large skillet add olive oil and warm it.
5. Add garlic and onion - saute till they are well cooked.

6. Add seasonings to taste.

7. Serve Fava Middle Eastern Yellow Split Peas garnished with parsley.