About this recipe: Fresh broad beans are among the most anticipated summer vegetables. You can use fresh broad beans for this recipe - just go about cleaning them as needed. But this traditional Greek dish can be enjoyed year round with tinned or frozen broad beans, which is almost just as good! Serve with crusty bread and good feta for a hearty vegetarian main.
To enjoy koukia the traditional Greek way, serve a big plate of broad beans as a main course with some crusty bread to mop up the sauce, and slices of good feta. This could also work well as a side dish, or as part of a meze spread.
V Easy and tasty. I think this may become a staple as I grow the beans on our allotment. - 27 Jun 2010
Used different ingredients. Didn't have any tomato puree, so just used a tin of chopped tomatoes instead, and Schwartz Italian seasoning. - 27 Jun 2010