This recipe is quick, easy, and perfect to make on a busy night. The flavors from the simple, pre-cooked ingredients blend seamlessly to form a light meal that is super tasty. Plus, stewed artichokes with fava beans are delicious hot and are lovely served at room temperature so they make great leftovers.

Aginares me Koukia: Greek Stewed Artichokes With Fava Beans [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 tablespoon garlic (3-4 cloves), chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped scallions or leeks
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup fava beans from a can
  • 10-12 canned or frozen artichoke hearts
  • 1 teaspoon crushed, dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 fresh dill plus extra for garnish, chopped


  1. Saute scallions and garlic in olive oil over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the fava beans, drained artichokes, salt, crushed marjoram, and white wine into the pan.
  3. Cook everything over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add your water and lemon juice.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook it uncovered for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the dill.
  7. Gently stir it to combine all the ingredients and allow them to sit for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Serve the dish hot from the stove, garnished with fresh dill and a wedge of lemon.


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