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Gigantes

Gigantes: Greek giant baked beans in tomato sauce, a versatile dish with white beans and veggies, often vegan but occasionally with meat.

plate with cooked gigantes

Gigantes (literally Giants) or Greek giant baked beans, is a Greek dish of large white beans baked in a tomato sauce. Gigantes may be served as a main dish or as a meze. The beans are traditionally a variety of the scarlet runner bean.

The dish is made with tomatoes, onions, olive oil, parsley, and carrots. Other vegetables such as garlic, carrots, and celery are sometimes added. The dish is vegan and thus suitable for Orthodox Christian fast days, though sometimes sausages or cubed smoked pork are added.

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