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Greek Green Bean Fasolakia

Healthy Greek green beans braised in extra virgin olive oil with tomato and potatoes. This simple and easy vegan recipe makes a wonderful entrée that takes just half an hour to make.
Author Diana
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Pot


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 pound (450 grams) green beans trimmed
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 pound (450 grams) baby potatoes halved
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • lemon juice for serving (optional)
  • parsley for garnish (optional)


  • In a wok or pot, heat olive oil and cook the onion until it's soft and translucent.
  • Add the green beans and shallow fry for a couple of minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Add the water or stock.
  • Cover with a lid and simmer on low-medium heat stirring occasionally for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  • If you're using a pressure cooker, then cover with the lid and cook on "high pressure" for 5 minutes. Quickly release the steam once the cooking is finished and serve.
  • Serve with a splash of lemon juice, and garnish with chopped fresh parsley leaves.


  • You can skip the potatoes, and make a Middle Eastern green bean dish called Fasolia bi zeit.
  • Feel free to add a clove of garlic with the green beans.
  • Serve with bread, over rice, or just the beans and potatoes on their own.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 553mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 692IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg