These classic Greek green beans, called fasolakia in Greece, come from my mother’s authentic Greek kitchen! They are so healthy and amazing.
Vegetables get a bad rap of being boring. But they don’t have to be! With just a few simple additions and with the right technique you can create a veggie based dish that’s anything but boring!
This recipe is comprised entirely of nutrient packed, healthy ingredients:
- Fresh String Beans
How To Make Greek Green Beans
Once your veggies are washed and chopped, there’s a few more simple steps to follow to finish up the recipe.
- Sauté the onions & potatoes.
- Add the tomatoes.
- Add the beans and remaining ingredients.
- Simmer until tender.
- Serve & enjoy!
Tips and tricks
- Any fresh string beans will give you the best results. If there are none available, frozen green beans will suffice. I don’t recommend canned as they will get overcooked when preparing the dish.
- In order to prepare ahead of time, wash and cut the fresh veggies. Just store them in an airtight container for up to one day in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook. Make sure to submerge the cut potatoes in water so they don’t brown.
- You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- To reheat, there are a few options. Bake in the oven at 350° F / 175° C for 15 minutes. You can also heat in a skillet over medium heat until hot. Or, microwave in a microwave safe dish in 30 second intervals until warm.
Serve these Greek green beans with any of the following for a complete and healthy meal!
- Vegan Greek Farro Salad
- Greek Pastitsio
- Falafel Burger
- Lentil Quinoa Salad
- Healthy Cauliflower Casserole
- Vegan Moussaka
Greek green beans, or Fasolakia, is a classic Mediterranean dish. Green beans are cooked until tender with tomatoes and other seasonings.
Honestly, this recipe is probably my favorite way of enjoying green beans. The other ingredients compliment the green beans well and give them such a fresh and full flavor.
Braising is a combination of two different cooking methods. You begin by sautéing, then finish by adding liquid and simmering until tender. This recipe for Greek green beans walks you through the process.
Fasolakia (Greek Green Beans)
- Wash and clean the string beans, cutting off the tips and break in half.
- Sauté the onions with oil or broth until transparent. Abut 5 minutes.
- Add the potatoes and sauté for a few minutes.
- Add the tomatoes and sauté for a few more minutes.
- Add the beans, parsley, water, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a simmer. Cover and let it cook for 20 minutes or until the beans are tender. If it has too much liquid uncover and cook until the liquid evaporates and the sauce is thick.
- You can use any kind of string bean, all work well.
- This can also be a simple lunch with added bread and feta cheese.
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