Recipe: Fasolakia

by Carrinicole

Beans are a staple to the Mediterranean diet, and this is one of my favorites. My recipe is a variation of a common green bean dish you will find all over Greece — but I like to amp up the flavor with garlic, broth, lemon, and feta.

The combination of fresh green beans and parsley with the hint of cinnamon, really allows few ingredients to deliver deep flavor. You’ll find feta and lemon wedges on every Greek dining table, so don’t forget to add those in for a salty, acidy punch!

Recipe: Fasolakia (Greek Green Beans)

Beans are a staple to the Mediterranean diet, and this is one of my favorites. My recipe is a variation… Healthy Recipes Vegetarian, Green Beans, Healthy Greek Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen green beans (I prefer fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Cavender’s Greek Seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes, that comes with Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup veggie or chicken broth
  • Wedge of lemon
  • Crumbled feta (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent, around 5 minutes.
  2. Add green beans and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, Cavender’s, cinnamon.
  4. Add tomatoes, parsley, broth.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 45 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately. Squeeze lemon juice and add crumbled feta once plated.

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