Greek Butter Beans Recipe

Greek Butter Beans Recipe
Do you like beans? If you nodded yes to yourself then you are at the right place. Butter beans or also known as Lima beans are a 100% tastier than plain white beans. They are bigger in size that’s why we call them “Gigantes” in Greek which means Giants.
  • 500 grams /17.6 oz dried butters beans
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 small carrots cut in slices
  • 2 large garlic clove
  • 1 large fresh tomato chopped
  • 65 grams / 2.2 oz tomato paste
  • a handful of parsley
  • a handful of fresh dill
  1. Preparation 1 day before:
  2. 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.
  3. Cooking Method:
  4. Drain butter beans in a strainer.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer mixture into the pot with the butter beans. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Bring heat to high and cook for approximately 10 minutes until sauce starts to thicken slightly. Preheat oven to 220°C/428°F.
  9. Transfer beans to a large baking pan and bake for 30-40 minutes