Greek Fasolakia


Fasolakia, its Greek word for green beans. Well it’s a Greek vegetarian green beans dish. Yes, there are some great Greek vegan dishes too in their cuisine, which is mostly consisting of non-veg food. This one is one of the easiest, tastiest & simplest traditional dishes, which is mostly cooked in, summer months but works very well as winter warmers too.

You will be amazed to see them on your plate full of vibrant flavors and colors. Generally cooked in Greek cooking technique “Giaxni” meaning steaming and falls under the cooking category called “Lathera” meaning cooked with olive oil only. In this dish green beans are cooked with tomato, onion, garlic & olive oil. Seasoned with salt & pepper.Yummy!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time        Total Time            Yields

20 mins                 25 mins             45 mins               4 Servings


Green beans – 500 grams (ends to be trimmed, washed & drained)

Onion – 1 (finely chopped)

Garlic cloves – 2 (minced)

Olive oil – ½ cup

Tomato – 400 grams (ripe, grated)

Salt per taste

Ground black pepper

Sugar – a pinch

Dill – 2 tablespoons (chopped)

Parsley – ¼ cup (finely chopped)

Water – 2 cups


  • Heat half of olive oil in a large pan and add onions, stir and sauté till translucent, add garlic, grated tomato and balance olive oil & sugar. Bring it to a boil and add the green beans and blend and mix well that the beans are well coated with tomatoes and olive oil.
  • Now lower the heat and cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes till the beans are cooked wee, are soft & tender and are slightly dry, incase it gets too dry during cooking, then add little water. Season with salt & ground black pepper and add finely chopped parsley.
  • Transfer to a serving plate & serve hot or at room temperature with crumbled feta cheese or olives, bread.

Note: Delicious Greek beans are ready, enjoy with your choice of breads. Bon Apatite!

Happy Cooking!!


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