Calliope's Real Greek Food

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Sweet peas, carrots & potatoes one pot dish

{arakas laderos}

#Vegetarian #Vegan #GlutenFree

This is an old time classic! It is prepared in 5 minutes and it is the perfect alternative for boiled sweet peas. I serve it with rice and yogurt, as a full meal, the way my mother used to make it for us for lunch.  

Preparation Method

1.     Heat half of the olive oil in a large pan and sauté the onion & scallions for 3mins

2.     Add the the potatoes, carrots, sweet peas, tomato paste, sugar, salt & pepper

3.     Stir well to coat vegetables in olive oil

4.     Add the crushed tomatoes (if using) and some water to cover the ingredients

5.     Cover & simmer for about 20mins

6.     Finally, add the dill and the remaining olive oil and allow to boil another 10mins




-       1 pound sweet peas (frozen are ok, too)

-       2 carrots, peeled & sliced

-       2 potatoes, peeled & cut in bite sized chunks

-       1 yellow onion, chopped

-       4 scallions, chopped

-       1 tsp. tomato paste

-       ½ can crushed tomatoes (optional)

-       1 cup extra virgin olive oil

-       a dash of sugar

-       chopped dill

-       salt & freshly ground black pepper



                                                Preparation Time:5 minutes                                                  

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4