Fasolakia: Greek-style green beans

Fasolakia Greek green bean stew

5 from 2 reviews

Fasolakia is a delicious Greek green bean stew that is amazing when paired with salty feta cheese. It is really simple to make, yet impressive enough to serve at a dinner party.


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lbs onions, sliced (about 2 large onions)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 lbs of potatoes, sliced (about 3 large potatoes)
  • 2 lbs green beans (about 8 cups loosely packed)
  • 1 lbs feta
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley


  1. Cover the bottom of a pot with olive oil and saute the onions on high for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, peppercorns, tomatoes, salt and ground pepper and and cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the sliced potatoes and oregano into the sauce. Then, layer the green beans on top of the tomato mixture. Do not stir them in!
  4. Add enough water to make the liquid come halfway through the layer of beans.
  5. Cover and simmer on the stove for 1 hour.
  6. Top with parsley and crumbled feta, and serve with sourdough bread.


Keywords: vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, paleo, keto, summer, fall, side dish, Turkish, Mediterranean