Fava is a mashed peas with olive oil and lemon juice. It is one of the most popular Greek mezes. The texture is similar to hummus, and the taste is familiar. This is not surprising because both chickpeas and peas come from the same family - legumes.Fava can be prepared in two ways. Boil the peas to a mushy state and grind with a fork or boil and beat with a blender. In the second case, the texture is more creamy and hummus-like. In addition, using a blender also allows you to beat to a smooth consistency and flavor additives: roasted onions, carrots and garlic. In my opinion, this makes the flavor of the fava richer and more interesting. That's why I'm definitely in favor of the second option. But if you don't have a blender, you know that there is an alternative method. Only in this case, it is desirable to remove the roasted garlic, onion and carrots, or not to use.