This is a great Greek peas dish for vegetarians and vegans, this vegetable stew peas dish also meets Greek Orthodox fasting requirements. It calls for peas, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and a traditional assortment of herbs and seasonings. Great for Lent or for Greek vegetarians.
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
- 2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 cup roma tomatoes (chopped)
- 1/2 to 2 cups water
- 1 pound peas (fresh or frozen)
- 2 large potatoes (peeled and cut in chunks)
- 1 large carrot (cut in chunks)
- 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley (finely chopped)
- 1/2 bunch dill (finely chopped)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a stew pot, sauté onions and garlic over medium heat until softened. Stir in tomatoes and water (start with 1/2 cup).
If using fresh peas: Add all remaining ingredients except potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook at a slow boil for 40 minutes. Add potatoes and when boil resumes, cook for 20 minutes more, until potatoes are done.
If using frozen peas: Add all remaining ingredients including potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook at a slow boil for 40 minutes.
Note: Add more (boiling) water as needed.
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