Greek Green Beans in tomato sauce-fasolakia ladera is a popular traditional dish, especially in the summer. This is such an easy recipe for the most delicious green beans.

If you love Greek green beans, you will also love Arakas-Greek sweet peas, Greek Fava Dip With Roasted Tomatoes And Caramelized Onions or Gemista – Stuffed Tomatoes & Peppers!

A plate with Greek green beans with potatoes in tomato sauce, some fresh basil. On the table, a napkin, utensils and a piece of bread.

Why this recipe sings

Greek Green beans in olive oil tomato sauce -fasolakia ladera are one of the most excellent, traditional, and healthy foods in Greek cuisine.

The recipe is easy. The beans are cooked just enough to hold their shape, and their freshness shows in every bite. Just enough extra virgin olive oil to have a rich but not oily taste.

Here is what you need

Ingredients for making fasolakia / greek beans in tomato sauce on a butcher block.
  • Green beans. You can use fresh or frozen green beans. With fresh beans, you must first wash them in plenty of water and drain them well. Trim both ends. 
  • Baby potatoes. They are optional. You opt out of using potatoes. Instead of baby ones, you can use regular potatoes, any kind.
  • Extra virgin olive oil, onion, and garlic.
  • Canned tomatoes. I love using authentic San Marzano tomatoes like Gustarosso.
  • Dried oregano, freshly ground pepper, and sea salt. The three staples for seasoning of Greek cuisine.
  • Fresh herbs. Usually, I use whatever is in my fridge or garden. It can be parsley, basil, thyme, or oregano. It’s all good. If am out, I use their dried versions.

How to make Greek green beans

Diced onion, garlic and olive oil in a stockpot.
Heat half of the olive oil in a stockpot. 
Saute the chopped onion for a few minutes on medium heat until transparent and fragrant. Add the minced garlic and saute for another minute.
Green beans, potatoes and whole tomatoes in a stockpot.
Add the green beans, potatoes, and tomatoes. Season with sea salt and pepper and a pinch or two of dried oregano. Stir ingredients and mix well.
Green beans, potatoes and whole tomatoes in a stockpot.

Cover the pot and simmer over low heat for about forty minutes. Then add the remaining olive oil and fresh herbs. Simmer for another five to ten minutes until most of the liquid has reduced. 

A plate with Greek green beans with potatoes in tomato sauce, a couple of feta cheese cubes and some fresh basil. On the table, utensils and a piece of bread.

Enjoy these greek beans with lots of crusty warm bread and feta cheese.

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A plate with Greek green beans with potatoes in tomato sauce, some fresh basil. On the table, a napkin, utensils and a piece of bread.

Greek Green Beans In Tomato Sauce

by Jenny | The Greek Foodie
Greek Green Beans in tomato sauce-fasolakia ladera is a popular traditional dish, especially in the summer. This is such an easy recipe for the most delicious green beans.
5 from 21 votes
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 6
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs fresh green beans rinsed, drained and trimmed
  • lb baby potatoes cut in half
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 28 oz San Marzano tomatoes like Gustarosso
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs like parsley, basil, or oregano chopped
  • dried oregano
  • freshly ground pepper
  • sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Heat half of the olive oil in a stockpot.
    Saute the chopped onion for a few minutes on medium heat until transparent and fragrant. Add the minced garlic and saute for another minute.
  • Add the green beans, potatoes, and tomatoes. Season with sea salt and pepper and a pinch or two of dried oregano. Stir ingredients and mix well.
    Cover the pot and simmer over low heat for forty minutes. After forty minutes, add the remaining olive oil and fresh herbs.
    Simmer for another five to ten minutes until most of the liquid has reduced.
  • Serve with crusty warm bread and feta cheese.

Notes

  • Feel free to use fresh or frozen beans depending on your preferences and time. With fresh beans, you must first wash them in plenty of water and drain them well. Trim both ends. 
  • Avoid adding water to the pot. Let beans simmer in their liquid and the tomato juice.
  • Always check how much liquid is in the pot during cooking. If needed add a little (like 1/4 cup) warm water or broth. 
 
Nutritional Info – Please remember that the nutritional information provided is only estimated and can vary based on the products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 6gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gSodium: 189mgPotassium: 959mgFiber: 8gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1442IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 4mg
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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Though you said this was a popular summer dish, we really enjoyed it on the first day of winter. The green beans and tomato flavor went exceptionally well together.

  2. 5 stars
    Ooh, interesting! I’ve never combined green beans with tomato sauce. I’m intrigued and will be trying this tomorrow. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    I have never had green beans served this way before. I always plant green beans in my garden, so this would be a great recipe to use.

  4. 5 stars
    Well, my goodness this recipe was so good, rich and savory flavors. I could eat this as a side or a main dish quite often.

  5. 5 stars
    Oh my, this dish looks absolutely delicious and yummy! The color combination it gives makes this so enticing and tempting! Totally love it!

  6. 5 stars
    Seriously easy and delicious. We made this as a side dish to our frittata and it was the perfect choice. Thanks a lot for such a yummy recipe!