Greek Butter Beans (Gigantes Plaki) #vegan #dinner

Greek Butter Beans (Gigantes Plaki) #vegan #dinner

Do you like beans? On the off chance that you gestured yes to yourself, at that point you are at the correct spot. Margarine beans or otherwise called Lima beans are a 100% more delicious than plain white beans. They are greater in size that is the reason we call them "Gigantes" in Greek which means Giants.

These velvety finished beans with their rich flavor are likewise pressed with supplements giving us such huge numbers of medical advantages.

They are wealthy in amazing protein just as solvent fiber which directs glucose levels and brings down cholesterol. They additionally contain insoluble fiber, which anticipates obstruction and stomach related issue.

Also try our recipe Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Greek Butter Beans (Gigantes Plaki) #vegan #dinner #glutenfree #meatless #vegetarian

A traditional Greek butter beans (Lima beans) recipe. Cooked in a flavorful tomato & fresh herb sauce and baked in the oven. So much tastier than plain white beans!

  • 500grams /17.6 ozdried butters beans
  • 100mlolive oil
  • 1smallonionchopped
  • 2smallcarrotscut in slices
  • 2large garlic clove
  • 1largefresh tomatochopped
  • 65grams / 2.2 oztomato paste
  • a handful ofparsley
  • a handful offresh dill

Preparation 1 day before:
  1. Fill a large cooking pot with tepid water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and add the butter beans. Let them soak for 24 hours before cooking.
Cooking Method:
  1. Drain butter beans in a strainer.
  2. In a large cooking pot add 3 liters of water and the butter beans. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 2 hours or untill butter beans are completely soft.
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan over high heat. Add the chopped onion, garlic and sliced carrots. Cook till soft and golden in color. Add the chopped tomatoes and fresh herbs. Cook for 2-3 minutes stiring with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer mixture into the pot with the butter beans. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bring heat to high and cook for approximately 10 minutes until sauce starts to thicken slightly. Preheat oven to 220°C/428°F.
  6. Transfer beans to a large baking pan and bake for 30-40 minutes.

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