Mouth-watering Split Peas Burgers

If you have already tasted Greek fava from lathouri or yellow split peas or green split peas, you may have noticed that it is a tasty and very easy dish!

We cook very often Greek fava as it is not only a delicious but also a healthy plant-based meal!

It can also be adapted for different occasions: it can be a delicious quick salad, a more gourmet choice with caramelized onions (see the recipe Greek Fava with Caramelized Onions and Almonds), as burgers, soutzoukakia (vegan “meatballs”), etc.

When we want to save time, we cook fava for 2 days and we have delicious meals the next day as well.

If you are like us or if you find it boring to eat the same food for two consecutive days, continue reading because we have a very easy recipe for you!

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Yesterday we cooked again Greek fava, we had too much left, and we decided to make burgers! An easy, cheap, and above all, a delicious meal.

The first day we had them with French fries and the next, in a burger sandwich, arugula, ketchup, and pickled cucumber. They were delicious!

Prepare them you too and tell us your opinion !

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Mouth-watering Split Peas Burgers

Pelagia & Mary – Greek Appetite
It is a delicious and healthy plant-based meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine greek
Servings 16 burgers


For cooking the fava

  • 250 gr Greek fava from lathouri or yellow split peas or green split peas
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

For cooking the burgers

  • 1 red long pepper depending on the season, you can put fresh or canned
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • 4-5 basil leaves
  • 5 mint leaves
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • salt, pepper

For serving:

  • 1 lemon (optional)
  • rice or potatoes
  • burger buns
  • arugula or lettuce
  • ketchup, mustard, or any other sauce of your liking
  • pickled cucumber
  • onion slices


  • In a saucepan put 500ml water, 1 onion, and 1 carrot cut into chunks, the 2 bay leaves, the fava beans and boil for about 20 minutes.
  • When it’s almost cooked, add 4 tbsp olive oil and remove from heat.
  • Once it is cool enough, remove the bay leaves and mix the rest in a blender (if it still has a lot of liquid, strain it first).
  • In a bowl add the fava mixture, 2 grated carrots, the chopped red pepper, the chopped onion, and the remaining ingredients.
  • Mix well and place it in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  • Give the burgers the shape you want and place them in parchment paper in a baking tray. Give them all the same size, so they cook the same way.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes (exact time depends on the oven).

For serving:

  • You can optionally pour a few drops of lemon on top of the burgers to enhance their flavors.
  • They are delicious with rice or potatoes or in sandwich burgers.
Keyword easy, fava, healthy recipe, legumes, vegan