greek green beans in tomato sauce (fasolakia)

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By Marsha Gardner
from Florala, AL

I first ate this dish at the Olympus Restaurant in Newport, RI in the late 1960's. It has been a favorite ever since.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 2-4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For greek green beans in tomato sauce (fasolakia)

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1 pinch
    red pepper flakes
  • 28 oz
    can tomatoes, diced or 4 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 lb
    green beans, trimmed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1
    handful parsley, chopped
  • 1
    handful dill or fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    feta cheese, crumbled
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How To Make greek green beans in tomato sauce (fasolakia)

  • 1
    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • 2
    Add garlic and pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  • 3
    Add tomatoes, green beans, oregano; salt and pepper and simmer until the beans are soft; about 40 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove from heat, mix in dill and parsley and serve garnished with feta cheese.

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