Gut-loving Greek baked beans

serves 4


A hearty, delicious and nutrition gut-loving Greek baked beans made with mixed beans and spices. Its great for a crowd!

Gut-friendly Greek baked beans in a pan on a white table

6.25 Plant Points


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 600g butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 200g borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
  • 250ml water, boiled
  • 150g chard or spinach, roughly chopped
  • 50g kalamata olives, or any black/brown olive
  • a handful of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

To serve

  • 35g feta, crumbled


  1. Heat the oven to 180C / 350F. Heat the extra virgin oil in a large, shallow casserole dish or ovenproof pot, then gently cook the onion and garlic with a pinch of salt and pepper for 10 minutes or until the onion is soft.
  2. Stir in the tomato purée and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, cinnamon, nutmeg, smoked paprika, oregano and 250ml of boiling water, and bring to a simmer. Stir in the beans, greens and olives and then put into the oven for 20 minutes or until thickened and bubbling.
  3. Top with crumbled feta and fresh parsley!


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