About this recipe: Peas are normally considered a side dish, but in Greece it is common to eat a plate full of vegetables as a main. This traditional way of cooking peas is so satisfying yet healthy - not to mention easy - it will most certainly become a favourite. Serve with crusty bread and feta for the ultimate meal!
In Greece this is a classic dish known as Arakas Latheros, which literally translates to "oiled peas". One of the lathera dishes, these "oil foods" feature olive oil as the main source of fat. However, I've made this dish much lighter than the traditional version by using far less olive oil and more tomato to compensate.
Though this isn't meant to be a 'saucy' dish, if you want it to be so, simply add the entire tin of tomatoes. And, of course, use fresh chopped tomatoes if desired.
Used different ingredients. Added 5 cloves of garlic - 05 Aug 2008
It was fine, maybe carrots and yeah garlic would have made it better. - 19 Oct 2009