Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is an authentic Greek dish, which is incredibly easy to make - just put everything in a pot and it makes its own magic. Peas, lots of fresh dill, red and green peppers, and green onions simply cook together without interference to make a delicious side dish. Recipe by Nancy Gaifyllia, she says "Dilled peas with red and green peppers falls into the lathera group of foods, which means "cooked with oil."The tastes of the dill, peas, and peppers are wonderfully enhanced by the taste of the oil". Posted for ZWT 4.
- 1 lb frozen peas
- 1 bunch fresh dill, tender stems and leaves, finely chopped (or 3 tablespoons of dried dill weed)
- 4 spring onions, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 fresh pimiento, seeded and diced (or red bell pepper)
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup water
- Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes.
- Serve hot or warm.
I really didn't expect this to be such a wow - loved it! Followed amounts exactly, and the only change I made was to use a yellow pepper instead of green. So flavourful and easy. I used all fresh ingredients and everything cooked beautifully.
Really does taste better than expected! I make a similar recipe, which serves less: Cook 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1 clove garlic in 2 Tbsp. oil, until soft. Stir in 2 cups peas, add water just to cover, and put lid on pot. Cook as long as 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a generous amount of dill, some salt and pepper; cook another 10 minutes with lid off until much liquid evaporates. Very close to this recipe, so I won't repost!
A very enjoyable dish! We had this at room temp as part of a buffet of Greek salads and vegetable dishes and it was a great success. This verey simple treatment of the ingredients really brings out the best in each.