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Green Peas Stewed in Olive Oil   Veg  HT  CD  ACC  Greek  55mins


Serves 4-6      Hot  Cold  Vegetarian  Vegetables  Vegan  Accompaniment   Healthy Eating   Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless   Greece  Europe  Mediterranean



675g/1-1/2lb fresh shelled Green Peas,  

120ml/4fl.oz. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

1 large Onion, finely chopped 

3 Garlic Cloves, very thinly sliced 

4 large Tomatoes 

1 tbsp freshly chopped Dill 

Salt and Black Pepper




1.  Heat the olive oil in a large, wide saucepan, add the onion and sauté over medium heat until soft, stirring from time to time.


2. Meanwhile, place the tomatoes in a food processor and process to a pulp.


3. Add the garlic and peas into the saucepan of onions and mix to coat thoroughly then add the pulped tomatoes and enough water to come about three-quarters of the way up the peas. 


4. Season with salt and pepper, cover  and simmer over low heat for about 35 minutes.


5. Add the dill, cover and continue to simmer for a further 10 minutes or until the peas are very tender. Serve hot or cold.


Variation: Add a tablespoon of Ouzo at the same time as the dill.



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