Greek Green Beans in Tomato Sauce (Fasolakia)

Marsha Gardner


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


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10 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 medium
    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

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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About Greek Green Beans in Tomato Sauce (Fasolakia)

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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