Fasolakia: Greek-style green beans

Greek green beans for a delicious gluten-free and vegetarian meal

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Fasolakia is Greek-style green beans that are stewed with tomatoes and potatoes. It is incredibly delicious when paired with salty feta cheese.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lbs onions (about 2 large onions)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp oregano (fresh or dried)
  • 1 lb of potatoes (about 3 large potatoes)
  • 2 lbs green beans (about 8 cups loosely packed)
  • 1 lb feta
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley (fresh)


  1. Peel and slice the onions in half. Then thinly slice them.
  2. Cover the bottom of a pot with all of the olive oil. Add the onions and saute on medium for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, finely dice the garlic. Scrub the potatoes and thinly slice them. Prepare the green beans by washing them and removing the tops.
  4. After the onions have softened, add the garlic, canned tomatoes, salt, and ground pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. 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!
  6. Add enough water to make the liquid come halfway through the layer of beans (about 1/2 cup).
  7. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour.
  8. Top each bowl with parsley and crumbled feta, and serve with a fresh slice of sourdough bread.


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