I found this really fun cookbook – The World at Table – Jewish Food by Matthew Goodman. It is a collection of recipes from Jewish communities around the world, some of which no longer exist, but he found people, mainly living in the US, who have brought these recipes with them. To me, this is irresistible.
This recipe from Ioannina, Greece features my beautiful purple “green” beans.
It is a simple dish to make, what takes longest is trimming the beans. But it is packed with flavor. The fresh oregano melds quickly with the onions, garlic and tomatoes.
I could have eaten the entire pot myself!
Fasoulakia – Green Beans in Tomato Sauce with Fresh Oregano
Adapted from The World at Table – Jewish Food by Matthew Goodman
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 lb green beans, trimmed (from the garden)
1 cup crushed tomatoes
1/2 Tbsp fresh oregano leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions abd cook, stirring often until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
Add the beans, tomatoes and oregano. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to mix thoroughly.
Serve hot and enjoy!
Serves 4 as a side dish.