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Greek Roasted Beans and Spinach- Gigantes me Spanaki

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword Beans, Spinach
Servings 2 Mains
Author Elena Paravantes RDN

Ingredients

  • 1 cup beans gigantes or butter beans
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 spring onions sliced only white
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 250 grams spinach
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped dill
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Lemon for serving

Instructions

  • Soak the beans in water overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Rinse the beans and simmer in water until soft but not falling apart, for about an hour (may take less-check after 30 minutes). Remove from water and rinse.
  • In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the onion and the spring onion for about 5 minutes. Then add the garlic and sauté for a few seconds until it releases its aroma.
  • Add the spinach and heat until wilted.
  • Mix the spinach mixture with the beans gently. Add the dill and 2 tablespoons olive oil and blend.
  • Place into an ovenproof dish, add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, drizzle with another tablespoon olive oil. You can serve with a squeeze of lemon.
  • Can be served warm or at room temperature.