Gigantes, the word means Giants in Greek, and Lima beans are, a big giant like bean!
We love them, and we enjoy them when we entertain with Meze or a main meal!
Very healthy, little bullets of protein!
Hearty and easy to make, just be prepared and have them available! They will come in handy when you want to have a meatless day! Recipes like this one we should make our own because they deserve our respect! No guilty feelings!
Here is how to make them!
500 grams dry Lima beans
1 bunch parsley finely cut
1 bunch dill finely cut
1 bunch fresh green onions finely cut
1 large onion finely cut
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup tomato sauce + 1 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups vegetable broth
3 cups of hot water
Salt, pepper, oregano, and red pepper flakes
Here is how!
Wash beans and look carefully to see if there are any visible stones and remove them!
Place them in a large pot and cover them with water and then some.
Boil them until partially done!
When done, place them in an ovenproof pan, and add all the ingredients on top, bake them for 1-11/2 hours at 350!
Plate the beans and drizzle a little olive oil on top, good for the heart that marvelous Olive Oil!!
Delicious to say the least!