Fasoulakia – Green Beans in Tomato Sauce with Fresh Oregano

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.

Cover the pot and lower the heat to low.  Simmer, covered for 10-15 minutes, until the beans are the desired doneness.


Serve hot and enjoy!

Serves 4 as a side dish.


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  1. chefceaser says:

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Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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