You know sometimes, even though you love something, you get a bit bored of eating it the same way? We all know and love the cypriot traditional dish of “Louvi” or Black eyed beans with spinach and courgettes. The other day, local Louvi was on offer, so i thought to myself, how can i make them differently? I first came across this version when i was in Africa (they have alot of indian dishes!) and the little cogs in my brain started turning and i thought “Im gonna make that!”. Side note: Did you know Black eyed beans (Louvi) are called Cow beans in Africa? Because of their white and black colour. I loved when i found that out, well because, we dont eat cows, we love cows 🙂
Black eyed beans are dirt cheap in Cyprus, so this can feed a whole family, for very little cost. It also freezes very well so you can always freeze for days when you’re just not bothered. Despite the fact that it has chilli, i promise you its not spicy (i cannot eat spicy food, physically, so if i can eat this, then its definitly not spicy). If you do however like and want spice, you can add one red chilli when you throw in your peppers (i have tested it with a chilli and it works, i just cant eat spicy stuff!). I would recommend serving this with homemade Naan bread (its very easy to make guys!) and brown fluffy rice for a complete meal.
I recommend this for every recipe, not just this one, but please make sure you read through ALL the instructions before you start, it always helps! The last instruction is optional, but its a little “fancy” addition. This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, refined-sugar free and cruelty free.
Its a plantbased life after all! Enjoy