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Greek Green Beans (Fasolakia) in grey bowl on a wooden cutting board

Greek Green Beans (Fasolakia)

Learn how to make authentic Greek green beans (Fasolakia) simmered in a delicious tomato sauce. This recipe can be made with fresh, frozen, or canned green beans.
Course Side Dish, vegetable
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 147kcal


  • 2 lbs green beans
  • 1 chopped onion
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 28 oz tomato canned
  • 1 tbs oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Remove ends of 2 lbs green beans and slice in half.
  • Heat ½ cup olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven. Add green beans and 1 chopped onion. Saute for 2 minutes to soften and coat the green beans with olive oil.
  • Add 28oz canned tomatoes, 2 chopped garlic, 1 tbls oregano, juice of 1 lemon, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring green bean mixture to a soft boil. Then lower heat and simmer until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. (40-45 minutes)



Note: If the sauce evaporates during cooking, add a little water as needed.
Note: I like to use whole peeled canned tomatoes. I chop them into large chunks. The tomatoes are juicier and the texture is better than using diced canned tomatoes.
  • You can add 2 peeled potatoes. Slice them or cut them into quarter chunks. Add an additional cup of water or chicken broth.
  • You can add 1 tsp of dill for extra flavor.
  • You can top with a little feta cheese when serving.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1287IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg