Black Eyed Beans with Chard (Greek Recipe)

This recipe is a staple in our greek household, as it is easy to make, delicious, and healthy! (and also vegan!)

Otherwise known as Louvi me Lahana!

I love to show my greek cypriot heritage when possible, as these are recipes that I have grown up eating, and keep eating as I now know how healthy they really are. Of course, the person who makes the best version of this is my yiayia (grandmother). Who doesn’t love their grandmothers cooking? I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do and do tell me what you think of it!

I do not do this for this particular recipe as I was keeping it very traditional (also I just filmed my mum making it lol) but if you want to soak and sprout your black eyed beans to aid in digestion, then here is a great guide you can follow on how to do that:

Black Eyed Beans with Chard (Greek Recipe)

Cook Time: 1 hour

Serving Size: 3-4 People

Black Eyed Beans with Chard (Greek Recipe)


  • 3 cups of dried black eyed beans
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 large bunch of swiss chard
  • 3 large courgettes/zucchinis, roughly chopped
  • Dressing:
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • himalayan salt
  • black pepper (optional)
  • apple cider vinegar
  • Serve with (optional):
  • sliced white or red onions (raw or sauteed)
  • tuna


  1. Soak the black eyed beans beforehand. Wash your chard really well.
  2. To cook the beans, put them into a large pot of boiling water. Cook them for a while and then change the water a few times. Add some lemon juice to the water. Once the beans are half cooked, add the chopped courgette/zucchini.
  3. Then a little later, add the chard and reduce the heat. Cook until everything is tender.
  4. Drain well, then add to a large bowl. Add the dressing ingredients generously and adjust it to your tastes. Serve with chopped onions and tuna if you want to.


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