Vegan Gigandes Plaki Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Gigandes Plaki Recipe

Vegan Gigandes Plaki Recipe

Vegan Gigandes Plaki Recipe


  • 500 g 1lb dried butter beans
  • 1.5 l 2 pts water
  • few sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 200 g sofrito
  • 250 g tomato passata
  • 5 ml 1 tsp salt
  • 75 ml 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 20 g 1oz flat parsley, chopped
  • 10 g 1/2oz fresh basil, chopped
  • 2.5 ml 1/2tsp ground black pepper


  • Put the beans in water and soak it overnight
  • On the next day drain the beans and place in a large pot with 1.3 litre of fresh water.
  • Bring to the boil.
  • Once they have come to the boil and you have skimmed off the scum, add the sofrito and the salt. Top up with water if necessary.
  • When the beans are almost cooked add the tomato passata and cook on low heat, simmering for another 20 minutes or until beans are soft. Stir frequently.
  • Let it cool a little then add the chopped parsley, basil, pepper and olive oil.
  • Serve in a large casserole dish with ladolemo.
  • Add herbs for garnish.


Inspired by: Greedy Gourmet


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