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Greek-Style Beans

I was a bit sceptical about this greek-style beans recipe as I hadn’t had butter beans before but my step-mum suggested it and she’s normally spot on when it comes to easy recipes that taste good.

WOW! It tasted so good and took 5 minutes to prepare. Bonus is that it’s so healthy so is a great option for families. 

If you’re interested in the original recipe you can find it on the BBC Good Food site. 

We served it as part of a sharer dinner (as you can see below), but it would taste just as good with couscous or pitta breads. 


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Who should try this greek-style beans recipe? 

  • A family on a budget
  • Someone trying to eat a healthier diet
  • A new vegan looking for easy recipe ideas


How is this Greek-Style Beans recipe vegan?

I love Greek food, this is the main reason I wanted to make this suitable for vegans as there is nothing worse than feeling like you can’t eat all the best food still. 

This recipe was possibly one of the easiest I have ever had to vegan-ise as the only non-vegan ingredient in it was honey.

I just took that out completely, it still tasted delicious and was now suitable for a vegan diet.  Easy peasy! 



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It’s healthy

Have you seen the calories? 130 … 130 calories! Even less if you take off the oil. 

The recipe is basically all veg so the nutrients and goodness are so high. 

If you’re looking for another low calorie recipe, check out our Fajita Bowl for less than 500 calories. 

It’s delicious

This is a recipe that kids will love – I mean, it looks like a ketchup bowl and what kid doesn’t like beans?!

Jacob loves it when we have this with couscous or roasted new potatoes and always clears his plate. 

it’s cheap

I love recipes that are Greek, but I love recipes that are cheap even more.

Feeding a family is not cheap so when you find a recipe like this one that costs less than £2 per person it feels like a victory. 

Most of the ingredients can be used again as you’re only using 1 or 2 tsp so when you next want to repeat this recipe it’s going to cost less than 50p per person. 

Even with accompaniments, it’s still coming in at a great price for a meal that is going to feed little (and big!) tummies. 


greek recipe

Greek-Style Beans

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 130 kcal


  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400 g tin butter beans
  • 150 g spinach coarsely chopped
  • 1 large red onion (2 small) sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas 6.
  • In a pan heat the oil and cook the onion and garlic until softened.
  • Add the tomatoes, paprika, oregano, and cinnamon.
  • Once the pan is simmering add the butter beans and spinach.
  • If you don't have an oven proof pan transfer to an oven proof dish and bake for 20 minutes.
Keyword cheap, easy, greek recipe, healthy, Vegan

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