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Health and Wellbeing

Recipe of the week: Gigantes plaki

By bzellie 25 Jan 2020

This super healthy simple vegan recipe is an absolute winner, perfect as part of a meze or served piping hot with a fluffy jacket potato. Made too much, freeze it and have it for your lunch in a tortilla wrap with some feta to make Greek tacos!

Ingredients:

  • 1x tin of butter beans
  • 3 tbsp Greek extra virgin olive oil, plus more to serve
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2x tinned tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus extra to serve

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, tip in the onion and garlic, then cook over a medium heat for 10 mins until softened but not browned
  3. Add the tomato purée, cook for a further min, add remaining ingredients (sugar, oregano, cinnamon and parsley) then simmer for 2-3 mins, season generously
  4. Drain the beans and add them to the pan stirring everything together
  5. Tip into a large ovenproof dish, then place in the oven for approximately 40-45 mins, uncovered and without stirring. The beans will absorb all the fabulous flavours and the sauce will thicken
  6. Allow to cool, then scatter with parsley and drizzle with a little more olive oil to serve.

Serve with some warm pitta bread or a jacket potato and it's as simple as that!

Topics

Cooking, Recipe

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