Fasolakia – Greek green beans

4
1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 60ml of extra virgin olive oil, must be good quality
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 300g of green beans
  • 1 400g tin of chopped tomato
  • 200ml of water, to clean out the tin
  • 1 handful of parsley, chopped
  • 1 handful of dill, chopped

Method

1
Heat the olive in a heavy bottomed pan and sweat down the onion and garlic with a pinch of salt over a gentle heat. Keep stirring the mix – you want to soften the onion without any colour
2
Next add the beans and stir to combine, then add the tin of tomatoes and water. Bring to the boil and simmer on a low heat for 45-60 minutes
3
After this amount of time, the sauce should have reduced and should cling to the tender beans
4
Taste and season with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Fold through the parsley and dill and serve