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gigantes beans by larderlove

Gigantes Plaki (giant Greek beans)

Karon Grieve
These Gigantes (giant Greek beans) and super comfort food packed with flavour
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side vegetable dish
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 people
Calories 263 kcal


  • 200 g gigantes dried beans or butter beans
  • 1 small carrot diced
  • 1 stick celery diced
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 small leek finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 400 g tinned tomatoes c chopped


  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • soak the beans over night then drain and rinse
  • Cover beans with water in pan boil then simmer at least 1 hour till tender
  • Drain beans and reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and saute the onion, celery and carrot for 5 minutes then add dried herbs and the garlic for 1 minute, set aside till beans are ready
  • Place the beans and all other ingredients in an oven proof dish and bake for approximately 25 minutes until everything is tender
  • Serve with crumbled feta and a drizzle of olive oil


Serve as a side dish or as part of a mezze sharing platter


Calories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 13gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 31mgPotassium: 1055mgFiber: 9gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2524IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 6mg
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Keyword beans, Greek
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