gigantes plaki

The 'giant beans' is a baked food that is eaten either hot or cool. According to the Mediterranean model of nutrition it is highly recommended the consumption of legumes at least twice a week. Legumes are recognized as a 'super powerful food' since they offer starch, protein, fiber, vitamins B and minerals such as magnesium and potassium. It is also notable that they protect against various types of cancer, they help weight loss due to their low fat content and last but not least they contribute to the reduction of cholesterol.



For preparation, you will need

500 grams of beans
1 medium, sliced onion
3 cloves of garlic cut into small pieces
¾ cup oil
4 ripen tomatoes
Chopped parsley
Salt and pepper


Soak the beans in water from the previous evening. Next boil until they soften and then let them drain well. Peel and finely chop the tomatoes and add the onion, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil and parsley. Spread beans in a baking pan and pour over the sauce. Cook for about 40 minutes. It is served warm or cold.

Note: You can boil the sauce for a while before you pour it on the beans.