Fasolakia (Greek Green Beans) is a green bean in tomato sauce side dish and one of the simplest and tastiest vegetarians meals you can make. These slowly cooked green beans in tomato-based sauce goes perfect with protein-rich Greek baked ricotta.

Fasolakia - Green Bean Stew

Slowly cooked healthy green beans in a tomato-based sauce are super easy to make vegan side dish.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greece
Keyword: green beans, tomatoes
Servings: 8


  • 1 kg fresh green beans
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and grated
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 400 g roma tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 100 ml water
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped


  • Prepare the beans by washing them and cut the ends, transfer to a bowl and leave it aside.
  • Place over over low–medium heat a large pot with oil and add grated onions and saute for a few minutes.
  • Then add the minced garlic and the beans and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Add a little water and stir.
  • Reduce to heat to very low and cook for 1 hour and 20 minutes with lid on the pot.
  • Then increase heat to medium and add the parsley, remove the lid and cook for another 10 minutes until you get a thick tomato sauce.

Inspiration and adaptation: greekvegetarian.blogspot.com, cooklikeagreekblog.com, themodernproper.com

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