Greek Broad Beans recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes

These yummy broad beans taste wonderful as part of a traditional Greek mezze spread. Broad beans are simmered in a tomato puree and olive oil sauce, until soft, then served with feta cheese and slices of ciabatta bread.


  • 400g broad beans, fresh and podded, tinned or frozen
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • 200g feta cheese, drained


  1. If using fresh broad beans, prepare them as needed. If using tinned, drain them and rinse them under a cold running tap before use. Finely dice the onion.

  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion, stir and fry gently for 5 minutes or until softened, sweet and golden, but not browned.

  3. Add the tomato puree, stir and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken stock, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover partially and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until soft. If there is too much sauce, take the lid off and simmer until all that is left is a thick sauce covering the beans. Arrange in a dish and crumble the cheese all over the beans.

If you like, add a couple of garlic cloves to the onion mix. Recipe serves 2.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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