Peas in Tomato Sauce (Revithia Me Saltsa Domata)

"I found this wonderful recipe on but it started with dried chick peas. Not having the luxury of time, I ended up remaking the recipe with a slightly more convenient ingredients. This can be served either as a side-dish serving 4 or an entrée serving 2."
photo by Kumquat the Cats fr photo by Kumquat the Cats fr
photo by Kumquat the Cats fr
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  • Remove peas from the freezer so that they can begin to thaw while the dish is simmering.
  • Add olive oil and onions to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook 2 or 3 minutes until the onions soften a bit. Add the minced garlic and stir a minute.
  • Add the tomatoes (canned and paste), sugar, oregano, basil, and water to the onions. Continue to cook another 5 minutes so that flavors begin to come together. Adjust seasonings as desired at this point. Add zucchini and cook 5 to 8 minutes. The zucchini should be cooked but still firm.
  • Add the thawed peas and stir again until the peas are warm, about 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

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  1. Chef Kate
    I'll join the chorus--very simple, very fresh tasting, very easy to make.
  2. Kaarin
    Deliciously seasoned; this makes the peas so sweet! I omitted the zucchini and doubled the peas, hoping dh would eat it. He didn't, but the kids did. Thanks for an interesting side dish!
    You could use a number of vegies for this: asparagus tips, broccolini, artichoke hearts, etc. Quick and delicious. I like the fact the vegies aren't simmered for a long period of time. Fresh tasting, especially if you choose to use fresh toms and fresh basil as I did. Fresh basil for me is the only way to go...
  4. Kumquat the Cats fr
    Five stars in Mr B's and in Kumquat's book too. No changes, except used 1 teaspoon dried basil instead of fresh because BF does not like fresh(?) and reflexively used a tad less oil (I do that even for low fat dishes). Used recommended amount of fresh tomatoes instead of canned. Veggies were cooked perfectly in time allotted, and the frozen peas I used tasted so sweet! Added tomato paste with rest of tomatoes (in case of any ambiguity in directions). Great side dish for us, served with a Greek orzo salad. Thanks again for another terrific recipe Toni!
  5. Mrs B
    I thought this was a tasty 4+ star dish; Mr B rated it as a 5. So 5 stars it is. And given that he can be on the picky side this recipe has justly earned its 5 stars in my book. Rich and flavoursome, it's also nice and easy to make.


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