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It’s difficult to cook for a family when you can’t get the whole family to eat the same thing. My children are not very fond of legumes and most of the times I have to cook two meals so that everyone will eat. I have made it a rule to cook legumes at least once a week. I tried black eyed beans in a few ways but it didn’t work. I have managed to make them like spinach by making spanakopitas so I also tried spanakoryzo and they ate it. Not that they were thrilled but at least they did not reject it as they do with other food. Since they ate spanakoryzo I adapted that recipe and made it with black eyed beans. Don’t expect me to say that they were thrilled but at least I got them to try it and hopefully one day I am sure they will love it as I did

Mavrommatika or Louvi in tomato sauce

(Black eyed beans)

Servings: 4

Preparation time: 1 hour

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

250 gr. of black eyed beans

250 gr. of silverbeet, white beet or chard

250 gr. of spinach

5 – 6 spring onions finely chopped

1 onion

1 cup of finely chopped herbs such as dill, parsley, fennel (or a combination of all)

1 tin of whole tomatoes, blended (during the summer I use fresh tomatoes)

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Directions:

Boil black eyed beans for about ten minutes and drain.

While beans are boiling wash all the vegetables and herbs. Boil spinach and silverbeet without adding any water for 5 minutes and drain vegetables as well.

Sauté the onions and add the spinach and silverbeet. Add the black-eyed peas, the herbs, salt and pepper as well as the tomatoes. Add water to cover them and simmer until the sauce has melded and thickened.

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Χωρίς σχόλια on Louvi – Mavrommatika (Black eyed beans) in tomato sauce

  1. Ο/Η Peter M λέει:

    Pritzzzzzzzzz, someone just had some «mavra matia»! lol

    All kidding aside, the dish sounds good, healthy and filling.

  2. Ο/Η Ivy λέει:

    Yes and that’s why I have to insist that they should eat legumes even once a week.

  3. Ο/Η Laurie Constantino λέει:

    Ivy, just to give you some hope, I never ate a tomato until I was 26, and didn’t like most vegetables until about the same age. Now, as you know, I’ll eat most anything (except brains and sea squirts and maybe something else I can’t think of right now). People’s tastes really change as they grow up, that’s for sure. And your recipe for black-eyed peas sounds great!

  4. Ο/Η Cynthia λέει:

    Look at perfection – capturing the steam itself!

  5. Ο/Η Ivy λέει:

    Always have this problem with the steam. I need some photography lessons (lol).

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