No Greek kitchen is without two ingredients: Lemons and Olives. While I'm not of Greek descent, my husband is and I am fully aware of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Few foods add such flavor magic as lemons.
While one might create lemonade when given lemons, I chose to create a healthy comfort food. The simplicity of this recipe, its warmth and mingling of flavors makes one happy mouthful.
You can easily play with the recipe by incorporating different beans and adding more veggies. If I had artichoke hearts I would've loved to have added them. You might also choose to serve it alone as a thick and creamy stew or over a bed of sauteed spinach or kale.
One more option would be to serve it over some whole wheat orzo doused in lemon.
The Mediterranean just entered my bowl! Enjoy! —hercarrot
2-4 (depends on if serving over a grain or not)