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PEAS IN A RICH TOMATO SAUCE

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Winter calls for hearty and warm food and this simple and delicious peas in a rich tomato sauce recipe is a one pot wonder that will definitely satisfy in the cooler months!

Traditionally this Greek dish (Arakas) features peas and dill- however I don’t use dill, instead I add carrots, sweet potato, zucchini and red capsicum (all cut in to rustic size pieces) for more flavour and goodness.

Served with some rustic bread and feta, it becomes the easiest and most amazing dinner!

Ingredients

- 1 x kilo fresh or frozen peas
- 1 x Spanish onion, chopped
- 2 x cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 5 x ripe Roma tomatoes, grated
- 1 x sweet potato, chopped
- 1 x carrot, peeled and chopped
- 1 x zucchini, chopped
- 1 x red capsicum, chopped
- 1 x tablespoon tomato paste
- 100 ml x olive oil
- 5 x cups water
- salt and pepper to taste

Method

- In a large pot, sauté the onions in olive oil on medium heat.
- Add sweet potato, carrot, zucchini, red capsicum, garlic and stir for a minute.
- Add grated tomatoes and tomato paste and stir for a few more minutes.
- Add peas, water, salt and pepper. Stir thoroughly.
- Bring to boil on high heat, then lower heat to medium.
- Cook covered for approximately 40 minutes (stirring every 10 minutes), or until peas and vegetables are soft.