Peas in tomato sauce (arakas laderos)

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Peas in tomato sauce is traditional  meatless dish. Peas fit well with the red Florina peppers and carrots.

Peas are rich in vitamins and fiber. They contain vitamins K and C as well as folic acid. They should be consumed with caution by people with diabetes and pre-diabetes because it has a relatively high glycemic index. It is also rich in antioxidants, which are likely responsible for many of its health benefits. Peas is one of the best sources of vegetable protein, which, together with its high fiber content, makes it particularly filling.

Peas in tomato sauce (arakas laderos) - iCooktoHeal Υγιεινές συνταγές για υγιείς ανθρώπουςThe unique protein content of green peas makes them an excellent food choice for those who do not eat animal products. Peas in tomato sauce is an excellent vegan plate. However, it is important to note that they are not a complete source of protein, since they lack the amino acid methionine.

To ensure you get enough of all the essential amino acids in your diet, make sure to pair green peas with another source of protein to make up for the deficit.

Consuming a sufficient amount of protein is also important for promoting muscle strength and bone health. Additionally, it plays an important role in weight loss and maintenance.

If you liked peas in tomato sauce and you are fan of vegetarian dishes, you could try also mixed vegetables in tomato sauce (tourlou).


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Peas in tomato sauce (arakas laderos)

  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 4 μερίδες 1x


Peas in tomato sauce is traditional  meatless dish. Peas fit well with the red Florina peppers and carrots. If you are fan of vegetarian dishes try also mixed vegetables in tomato sauce (tourlou).


  • 1/2 kg frozen peas, (preferably organic)
  • 6 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 dried onion, in thin slices
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 small potatoes, cut into 2 cm cubes
  • 1 red Florina pepper, sliced in small pieces
  • 1 carrot, cut into cubes 1-2 cm
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 400 gr. mashed tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped dill
  • 2 tbsp. chopped mint
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper


  • Heat the olive oil over medium to high heat.
  • Add the onion and stir until it is translucent.
  • Saute the onions and pepper for 2΄.
  • Add the carrot and the potato and sauté for another 2-3΄.
  • Add the peas, tomato, sugar, salt, pepper and a cup of water.
  • Cover the pan and leave the food on low heat until the peas soften, soak up the water, resulting in a thick tomato sauce. If extra boiling is required, add more water.
  • Before removing from the heat, add the mint and dill.


Cook’s Tip

Arakas may also be served as an accompaniment to grilled meat or chicken. Serve with feta or low-fat white cheese

Doctor’s Tip

Peas have a moderate glycemic index and should be used with caution by diabetics.

  • Prep Time: 10'
  • Cook Time: 40'


  • Serving Size: 1 μερίδα
  • Calories: 380
  • Sugar: 12,3 gr
  • Fat: 21,1 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 41,2 gr
  • Fiber: 10 gr
  • Protein: 9,1 gr
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