Large Lima Beans in Garlic Sauce

Gigantes Skordati

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Appears in
The Foods of Greece

By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 1993

  • About

Gigantes, which means “extremely large” in Greek, is what the Greeks call the very large lima beans used for this dish, a typical main course all over Greece during Lent and an appetizer year-round. These beans are usually baked in a spicy tomato sauce, but I prefer this simpler version, which is more common in northern Greece. The beans, scented with the garlic and dill, have a lovely sweet taste that they lose when tomatoes are added to the sauce.