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Greek baked giant beans – Gigantes

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Greek baked giant beans – Gigantes


  • Soak the giant beans in a bowl full of water and some salt for 12-24 hours. When ready, drain and rinse under running water to remove the salt.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Transfer beans to a pot, add water and place over heat.
  • When the water comes to a boil, simmer for 1 hour until they soften. When ready, drain and set aside.
  • Place the same pot over heat and add olive oil.
  • Coarsely chop the onion, celery leaves, carrots, red pepper and garlic. Add to the pot along with cinnamon stick, bay leaves, sugar and tomato paste. Mix.
  • Add the white wine and wait for the alcohol to evaporate. Add the chopped tomatoes, water, lemon zest, rosemary, bouillon cube, pepper, salt and giant beans. Mix.
  • Remove pot from heat.
  • Finely chop the spring onions and celery leaves and add to pot. Transfer contents of pot to a 25x35 cm ovenproof baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Taste the beans every 15 minutes. When they soften, remove aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with finely chopped parsley, feta cheese, pepper, olive oil, chili flakes and fresh bread.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
16 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
14 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
8 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
15 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
11 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
26 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
20 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
10 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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