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Arakas - Greek Sweet Peas

Sweet peas are cooked with scallions, dill & extra virgin olive oil.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories 477kcal
Author by Jenny Skrapaliori Graves


  • 2 lb bag frozen sweet peas
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • 1 small bunch fresh dill chopped
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 organic veggie bouillon cubes palm oil-free bouillon cubes


  • In a large pot heat ¼ cup olive oil. Add the scallions and sauté for a minute.
  • Add the peas, the water, the bouillons and the dill. Stir well. Bring to a boil than reduce heat and simmer for 30 min or until peas are soft but still hold their round shape.
  • Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Arakas is fabulous as a main dish with crusty bread and a piece of good feta cheese. Can also be a great side to grilled steak or chicken.


  • Instead of 2 bouillon cubes + 6 cups of water you can use 6 cups of veggie broth .
  • Serve Arakas on it's own with good bread and cheese like gruyere or feta or as a side dish to grilled steak, chicken or fish.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only an estimate and can vary based on products used.


Calories: 477kcal | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 72mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg