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Traditional Greek Green Beans (Fasolakia Giaxni)

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This Traditional Greek Green Beans recipe (Fasolakia Giaxni) had me rethinking that delicious and healthy do go together.  

A combination of Green beans, sweet onions and fresh, juicy tomatoes cooked steaming.

Greek Green Beans (Fasolakia Giaxni)

Greek Green Beans (Fasolakia Giaxni)

Then it is further classified as “Ladera”, meaning Greek dishes prepared only with olive oil, with no addition of other fat. Giaxni means steaming and Giaxni is a technique used in authentic Greek cooking. The Greeks steam anything from fish, meat, or vegetables.

This delicious hearty, healthy traditional Greek Fasolakia Giaxni vegetarian meal or as a side dish garnished with some salty, crumbled feta on top!

I find this so passionate, ”To prepare this Greek green beans recipe (fasolakia giaxni), the onions are first sautéed, until tender and sweet and the beans are simmered in a tomato based sauce, until all the flavours mingle, and garnished with chopped parsley.” So beautifully, explained and all the details are in these words.

Nothing more to add people remember I am the person who avoids french beans so if I am saying this was a good vegetable it has to be good. The other french beans that I like are Avrikai Palya and French Beans Foogath.

Team it with pita bread or with spinach rice and tzatziki. I am in heaven maybe with a tiny space for something sweet but I am too lazy to move.

Traditional Greek Green Beans recipe (Fasolakia Giaxni)

This Traditional Greek Green Beans recipe (Fasolakia Giaxni) Green beans, sweet onions and fresh, juicy tomatoes cooked steaming.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Bachelor Recipes, Healthy Foods, Kid-Friendly, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 8 People


  • 1250 Grams French Beans trimmed and strung
  • ¾ Cup olive oil
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 1 Clove garlic chopped
  • 5 Tomatoes grated
  • Sugar a pinch
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley chopped I did not use
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 5 Tomatoes grated
  • Sugar a pinch
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley chopped I did not use
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Washing thoroughly the French beans drain and set aside.
  • In a large kadhai/wok heat, half the oil add the onions and sauté till the onions are translucent.
  • Add the garlic and tomatoes and the rest of the olive oil.Stir well, and bring to boil.
  • Add the beans, sugar mix well. The beans should be covered with the sauce.
  • Lower the heat cover with the lid and simmer until the beans are soft and most the juices have evaporated. Add hot water if needed.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and stir in the chopped parsley (if using).
  • Serve warm or at room temperature with salty crumbled feta cheese and lots of olives.


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15 thoughts

  • May 3, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Wow! Looks like a simple recipe. Think this would taste great with steaming hot basmati plain rice also!!

  • May 3, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I am sure it will taste even good when paired with our rice.

  • May 3, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    That is a very interesting recipe… beans always goes into the simple stir fry and considering it takes time to get chopped, we somehow want to finish cooking it. 🙂 This loos like a very flavorful makeover of this favorite vegetable of mine…

  • May 4, 2017 at 9:13 am

    I love the new look of your page. Very nice. As for the recipe we love green beans and it is nice to find a new preparation.

  • May 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Love green beans and this looks like a nice version to make. Nice info about the culinary terms..

  • May 6, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Looks finger licking good arch! Sounds like our own curry with sweet and sour flavors.

  • May 6, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Very interesting dish to enjoy green beans quite differently from the usual one.

  • May 8, 2017 at 4:16 am

    Sound and looks like Indian Curry, looks great.

  • May 9, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Simple yet flavorful beans recipe . Beans with parsley quite interesting.

  • May 9, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Looks like the dish has made you a beans fan ????

  • May 18, 2017 at 1:57 am

    I make green beans very often. A new style of cooking them is perfect!!

  • May 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Now this is really something so new and when I was going through the greek recipes, I felt it was almost same as how we make..your recipe only makes it even more clear!

  • June 1, 2017 at 6:48 am

    That is such a simple and absolutely delicious Greek style green beans. Love it.

  • Sapna
    June 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Love those greek style green beans.

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