Peas are normally considered a side dish, but in Greece it is common to eat a plate full of vegetables as a main course. This traditional way of cooking peas is so satisfying and healthy, it will most certainly become a favorite. Serve with crusty bread and feta for the ultimate meal!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook onions until soft but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add peas, tomatoes, potato, dill, salt, and pepper. Add water if there is not enough liquid from the tomatoes.

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  • Stir thoroughly and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook, partially covered, until peas and potato are soft, about 30 minutes. Ensure that any remaining water from the tomatoes has evaporated before serving.

Cook's Note:

In Greece, this is a classic dish known as Arakas Latheros, which literally translates to "oiled peas". One of the lathera dishes, these "oil foods" feature olive oil as the main source of fat. However, I've made this dish much lighter than the traditional version by using far less olive oil and more tomato to compensate.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 31g; fat 10.8g; sodium 254.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2019
I left out the tomatoes (allergic) and used the water. The feta and crusty bread were perfect additions. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2020
I didn’t make iny changes it tasted strange Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2019
I left out the tomatoes (allergic) and used the water. The feta and crusty bread were perfect additions. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2020
I love peas. I now have a new go to pea dish. Easy recipe to follow and it tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2019
Really good tasting but I added paprika to the onions and then followed the recipe exactly. I followed the suggestion to have bread and cheese with the meal as the peas were the main course. The potato took much longer than 30 minutes. The sauce for the peas were fantastic along with the dill. Really tasty.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2020
Loved it. Made no changes. Served it with feta and lightly toasted ciabatta Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2020
This was very good but missing something. I can't put my finger on it but needed some more spice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2019
This dish was quite tasty! I would give it 5 stars but I used canned no-salt-added sweet peas and dried dill. Still it was something I would make again. I halved the recipe and it was a filling serving. Instead of a chunk of Feta I sprinkled a couple tablespoons of crumbled Feta cheese on the side - fantastic addition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2020
It was delicious! I followed the listed recipe and topped with feta cheese and had crusty bread on the side. I wouldn't change anything. So, so easy. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/26/2019
Made a directed and added garlic. It was a bland - I will add more spices next time. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2020
I didn’t make iny changes it tasted strange Read More
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