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Green beans with fresh tomatoes (fasolakia) (supplied)

Fresh green beans cooked in a fresh tomato sauce is one of the most popular vegan dishes for summer and all year round. Angela Nicoletou has the recipe.

Dina Gerolymou
Published on
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 19:09
File size
14.08 MB
7 min 41 sec

Fasolakia - green bean stew


500g fresh tender green beans

4 large tomatoes, peeled and diced or 1 can tomatoes

3 potatoes, peeled and quartered

1 onion, diced

½ bunch parsley, chopped

½ cup extra virgin olive oil


Cut tops off beans and prepare all ingredients.

Heat oil in a small saucepan or fry pan and add the onion. Cook until it softens.

Add the potatoes and beans and stir until they are coated with oil. Add the tomatoes and ½ cup of water. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally until the potatoes are cooked and the beans begin to soften (about 30 minutes). Add the parsley and cook for a further 2 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.