Fava Beans

You will need:

½ kg fava beans
1 large onion quartered
1 small onion finely chopped
Juice from ½ lemon
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
120 ml olive oil
Salt – ground black pepper
Capper (not necessarily)
Cherry tomatoes (not necessarily)
Rinse the fava well under cold water. Boil the fava in 1200 ml water in a heavy bottomed pan. Before it starts boiling, remove the froth that comes to the surface with a wooden spoon. When it comes to the boil, add the quartered large onion and simmer for 1 hour, making sure that at least 2/3 of the water has been absorbed. Transfer it to a food processor and blend roughly. Transfer back to the pan and add salt, pepper and ¾ of the olive oil. Boil for another 5 minutes. Serve the fava in individual portions in small shallow dishes, sprinkling the parsley and chopped onion on top and adding lemon juice and olive oil, capper and cut (in 2 pieces) cherry tomatoes… and now is time to taste it…