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Greek peas and potato stew with tomatoes (Arakas laderos kokkinistos)

Greek peas and potato stew with tomatoes recipe (Arakas laderos kokkinistos)

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  • Author: Eli K. Giannopoulos
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 portions 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stew
  • Cuisine: Greek


Healthy, delicious and comforting Greek peas and potato stew with tomatoes (Arakas laderos kokkinistos). A traditional Greek dish that is a staple in every household and with this super easy recipe you can recreate it from scratch, just like yiayia used to make it!



  • 450g /16 oz. peas (peeled)
  • 120g /4 oz. olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 potatoes, cut in cubes
  • 1 teaspoon tomato puree
  • 300g /10 oz. ripe tomatoes, grated
  • 12 fresh onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. To prepare this delicious Greek peas and potatoes recipe (Arakas laderos), heat half the olive oil in a medium sized pot. Sauté the red onions and fresh onions until soft. Add carrots, potatoes and tomato puree and sauté 2 more minutes.
  2. Add the grated tomatoes and enough hot water so that the ingredients are covered just a bit.
  3. Bring to a boil and boil for 15 minutes (without the lid), until the potatoes have softened a bit.
  4. Add the peas, fresh dill and the remaining olive oil and season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Mix well, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until peas are soft and water is gone. (they should only be left with the olive oil.)
  6. Serve at room temperature with crumbled feta cheese and crusty bread.


  • Serving Size: 1 plate
  • Calories: 246kcal
  • Sugar: 5.3g
  • Sodium: 418.6mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.8g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Protein: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Greek Peas, Arakas Laderos, Arakas Kokkinistos