The sweetest version.
There is a category in Greek cuisine, that is called oily foods (ladera fagita). Usually it involves vegetable stews. They are cooked in plenty of olive oil and most of the times with fresh tomatoes as well. Green peas in tomato casserole recipe, is one of these foods. It’s also very similar to the Green beans in tomato sauce recipe. The only difference is, that the peas are cooked by adding carrots and dill (which goes perfectly and you should try).
The tomato, carrots and onions enhance the sweetness of the peas, and boost their flavor. I love peas but not in any version. To me it’s a vegetable that has to be cooked right. And by using the right recipe to end up tasty.
Serve it like….
In Greece this is a main dish recipe. That’s why we add potatoes too. Because of its sweetness, we usually serve it with a small piece of feta, per portion. Which is a bit salty (and was supposed to be, but forgot to put, in the small plate in the photo). Now I know, that to many of you this sounds like a side dish. So you can always go ahead, and serve it like that. Perhaps as a nice garnish to a meat dish (I would prefer chicken or beef).
And if you keep struggling to make your kids eat greens, try this recipe. Again it’s tastier than plain steamed vegetables. My guess is that, you already know they are very nutritious. They’re also, pretty easy to make as it involves simmering most of the time. Oh and pocket friendly because of only a few, low cost ingredients. (except of feta cheese which is optional)