Giants with grass


I have leftovers from the vegetable pie I made. I will make a wonderful dish that I have met in Ioannina and it is one of my favorites. Extremely tasty, healthy and can be consumed during periods of fasting.

My materials are as follows

  • 300 gr giants
  • 1 kg of various greens (spinach, lapata, celery, myronia, kaukalithres)
  • 1 sliced onion
  • Or a bunch of freshly chopped onion
  • 1 sliced leek
  • Or a bunch of chopped dill
  • 1 Florina red pepper (optional) cut into thin strips
  • 2 sliced garlic cloves
  • Salt, pepper, olive oil


  1. We have put the giants in the water overnight (they want at least 15 hours)
  2. The next day we boil the giants. We throw the water first.
  3. In the second water, simmer until soft.
  4. Saute the onion and leek in a saucepan. Once sautéed, add the garlic and Florin pepper.
  5. Fill the giants with their water and let them simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Place our greens in a pan and rub them with a little salt. Spread the giants on top with a slotted spoon and then pour their liquids. (If necessary, add a little liquid). Place the pan in the oven for half an hour at 180 degrees
  7. We can also add tomatoes to our recipe, if we want. It will become a little "heavier". I think that in order to highlight the delicate flavors of our greens and herbs, the dish will be lighter and more fragrant without tomatoes.
  8. Serve with olives and feta (If we are not fasting) and of course fresh bread.

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