Split pea cream (Greek fava) stuffed mushrooms served with marinated cherry tomatoes

It's amazing how many flavors I didn't like or denied to taste as a kid and now I'm crazy about. One of those is the Greek fava, a yellow split pea cream, served typically with olive oil, chopped onion and some lemon juice on top. It's soft, delicious, healthy and simply perfect.

In this recipe I use this cream to stuff mushrooms, which I bake in the oven and serve with marinated cherry tomatoes. 

Greek fava stuffed mushrooms served with marinated cherry tomatoes








Ingredients:
6 big white mushrooms
100 gr yellow split peas
1/4 onion
3 tablespoons olive oil 
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper

For the marinated tomatoes:
20-25 cherry tomatoes
3/4 onion
2 garlic cloves 
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dry basil
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper
olive oil to cover the tomatoes


Preparation:

Wash the cherry tomatoes and cut them in the middle. Put them in a bowl and cover them with olive oil. Add the onion and the garlic chopped, the basil, the balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for 1 hour. 

Cherry tomatoes marinated in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, onion, garlic and basil mixture










































Put the yellow split peas into a bowl with fresh water and leave them for 1/2 hour. I normally change the water a couple of times. At the end wash the split peas once again and remove them from the water. 

Now you can start preparing the cream. Heat the olive oil in a medium pot. Saute the onion for a couple of minutes and then add the split peas, salt, pepper and enough water to cover them completely. Boil for 45 minutes in medium heat. Every now and then, add some more water if you see it's missing and remove any foam with a spoon. At the end you will get a thick cream with some visible split peas. I you prefer a thinner cream, put it in the blender. For this recipe, I prefer to leave it as it is.

Peel the mushrooms, remove their stems and keep the caps. Wash them with fresh water and dry them with a clean towel. 

Tip: You can keep the mushroom stems and use them for another dish.

Peeled mushroom caps
























Salt the mushroom caps and stuff them with the split pea cream. Pour a few drops of olive oil on top. Bake them in the oven at 200°C for 25 minutes.

Mushrooms stuffed with split pea cream, before putting in the oven
























Mushrooms stuffed with split pea cream, before putting in the oven










































Serve with the marinated cherry tomatoes.

Greek fava stuffed mushrooms served with marinated cherry tomatoes

Comments

  1. Non so cosa siano le fave greche, ma di sicuro questi funghi ripieni sono una leccornia ;) Baci

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    1. Grazie Leti, sono le cicerchie secondo il mio traduttore... :) Φιλιά!

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