Greek Style Roasted White Beans with Summer Vegetables

August 8, 2016
Greek roasted white beans

Hot weather is an ideal time to start trying more vegetable based dishes. We all want something lighter, that doesn’t weigh us down afterwards, so why not summer vegetables or beans? For us the menu will either be lathera (vegetables cooked in olive oil and tomato) or salads with some cheese (and wine).

While most of the lathera dishes have only vegetables, such as green beans, okra, zucchini, I like to add some beans to the mix for some extra protein, fiber and satiety. One of my favorite bean dish is the popular Gigantes, which is basically giant white beans cooked with tomato, they are delicious! For a different recipe I did a combo of briami (the Greek version of ratatouille) with white beans. We loved it! Not only are you getting in plenty of vegetables, but also the beans, all cooked until soft in olive oil and oregano.

For this particular version, I added red and orange peppers, along with cherry tomatoes and onion. And of course olive oil. This can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature and it is very filling .

You can also serve on bread, bruschetta style or even on canapés and depending on the season you can use different vegetables or beans.

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Roasted White Beans with Vegetables Greek Style

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
This hearty dish includes white beans, peppers and cherry tomatoes, roasted in olive oil until moist and tender.
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Beans, Roasted, White
Servings: 3 Mains
Author: Elena Paravantes
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  • 1 ¼ cup dry white beans
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped in small pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped in small pieces
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1 garlic clove sliced
  • 7-8 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste diluted with 1/4 cup of water
  • Ground Pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak beans overnight.
  • Rinse and simmer beans for about 30 minutes until soft but not mushy, drain and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
  • Chop vegetables and then in a large bowl mix the peppers, grated onion, garlic, beans, olive oil, tomato paste mixture, oregano, and pepper. Mix gently as to not break the beans.
  • Add the halved cherry tomatoes and mix gently.
  • Pour into casserole dish.
  • Add ¼ cup hot water to the dish pouring it in a corner and tilting the dish so that the water spreads (do not pour over as this will wash off the olive oil).
  • Cover with aluminum foil and roast for about 1 hour until peppers are soft.
  • Remove foil and roast for about 10 minutes if you want some browning. Be careful not to leave it uncovered too long, otherwise the beans will dry out.
  • Remove from oven, let it cool and add thick salt as needed.
  • Serve plain or with feta cheese.
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Greek roasted white beans with summer vegetables

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  • Reply Donna August 28, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing.5 stars

    • Reply Dorrie May 7, 2023 at 4:25 pm

      This was absolutely yummy! I did not have dry beans so I used one can of mixed salad beans, drained and rinsed then halved the rest of the ingredients. I worked perfectly-crusty bread for dipping in the sauce. Thank you!

  • Reply Julie August 18, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    This was amazing as written, especially with some bread to eat alongside it. I also added some feta when I served it. Thank you!5 stars

  • Reply Kate April 21, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Hi, do you think this could be done in a slow cooker? Thanks!

  • Reply Kathy Webster November 14, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Thank you for this easy recipe!
    Some in my family can’t handle green bell peppers either; I used 1 red, 2 yellow bells and added extra onion
    We all agreed …It was delish!!!5 stars

  • Reply Bee October 28, 2020 at 4:12 am

    Hi, I’m wew to cooking with beans. By white beans do you mean Bartolli or Canneloni (spelling?) beans?

  • Reply Kate May 23, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    what is the best way to reheat this? Thanks! (roasted white beans and veggies)

  • Reply Linda May 9, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    All I have is frozen peppers, will that work in this recipe?

  • Reply Florence G Ferguson March 21, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Do you have the nutritional information and I just missed it?

  • Reply Linda Kopenhafer March 18, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    These recipes sound wonderful keep posting. I can not find any recipe books with Mediterranean recipes

  • Reply Mileah July 28, 2019 at 4:22 am

    This was WONDERFUL! I added extra oregano, but otherwise stayed true to the recipe. We ate it for a few days in a row! It was so lovely to take to work for my lunch with some nice, crusty whole grain bread! Your site has become my go-to for meal planning! Thank you so much!!!

  • Reply Will January 5, 2019 at 7:09 am

    I made this today and everyone loved it! I made some tweaks because I had a lot of canary beans available. Also, I added a touch more salt. But it was DELICIOUS!

  • Reply JAMIE June 4, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Made it as written and everyone loved it! Thank you!

  • Reply Nichole July 31, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Would canned beans work in a pinch and if so, would you alter roasting time?

  • Reply Tina August 16, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Sounds delicious! Would finely chopped onion work in place of the grated? Thanks for all the awesome lathera recipes. I love them.

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN August 20, 2016 at 10:14 am

      Thanks Tina! Yes, it should be fine with finely chopped onion, although I would saute it a bit first.

  • Reply Nancy Studebaker August 9, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Oh, Ellen. this looks delicious. Have you ever thought about writing a cookbook? I would love to see you do this, and have all your delicious recipes together – hopefully with your commentary, that I also love so much, and is so helpful.

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN August 9, 2016 at 7:30 am

      Thank you so much Nancy! I am in the process of developing a book

      • Reply Carm October 17, 2020 at 7:14 pm

        Please let me know when your book is out. Thank you for all you do5 stars

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