Fasolakia – Greek green beans

1 hour 10 minutes


  • 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


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
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
After this amount of time, the sauce should have reduced and should cling to the tender beans
Taste and season with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Fold through the parsley and dill and serve