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Greek Style Green Beans – Fasolakia Recipe

Fasolakia is a traditional plant-based Greek dish, made with green beans stewed in a fresh tomato and onion sauce. Serve your Greek-style green beans with feta cheese and bread!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Vegan
Keyword Fasolakia
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 320kcal
Author wwwmygreeksalad


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 lb green beans trimmed
  • 1 potatoes
  • 1 to mato grated
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch parsley chopped


  • To prepare this traditional Greek green beans recipe, start by washing thoroughly the green beans. Drain them in a colander, trim their edges and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until transculent. Stir in the green beans, the potato and the tomato. Add salt and freshly ground pepper and and blend well, so that the green beans are mixed with the olive oil and the tomatoes. Add a cup of water - as much as you need to cover the green beans. Cover with the lid and allow to simmer for 40- 45 minutes, until the green beans are soft and most the juices have evaporated. 
  • During cooking, check out if the pan appears to be getting dry and add extra water if needed.
  • Towards the end of cooking time stir in the chopped parsley.
  • Serve the Greek green beans (fasolakia) warm or at room temperature. Fasolakia go great with feta cheese and bread. Enjoy!