Constipated? Fasolia will sort that out!

Constipated? Fasolia will sort that out!

While undeniably good for you, I must admit that fasolakia prasina ladera (green beans in oil) is not one of my favourite dishes. I’m personally not a big fan of vegetables, and when there is no meat involved I am completely not interested!

However, fasolia is known for its…ahem…digestive qualities. Trust me, if you need a good clearing out this dish will do the trick!


  • 1 kilo of green beans
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, skinned and crushed
  • 1 cup of oil
  • Salt and pepper

What to do:

  1. Flat beans – clean and remove stringy spine / rounded beans – clean and cut off ends
  2. Thinly slice the onion and place in a saucepan with the beans. Pour in half a cup of water.
  3. Cook to soften the onion and beans together.
  4. Pour in the oil and add the tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  5. Add a further 2 cups of water to the pan and allow to cook until well boiled.
  6. You can also add cubes of potatoes if you wish, which should be added to the beans already half cooked.



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  1. 15th August 2014 / 10:13 am

    Just what Mr FND needs at the moment! I tweeted it and afterwards saw that you are on twitter. Did you know that you can add your twitter name so that it’s automatically included whenever a visitor tweets your posts? I find it rather useful. I’ve explained it in this post Have a lovely weekend!

    • EBotziou
      15th August 2014 / 10:14 am

      Thanks for that! Have a great weekend too!

  2. 14th July 2014 / 8:42 am

    🙂 you’re too much, jolie dame! “fasole” = green/white beans in Romanian… 🙂 last but not least:”constipé(e)” = stiff, hard, difficult, numb person – in French… 🙂
    * * *
    kalimera & HH = heartfelt hugs… <3

    • EBotziou
      14th July 2014 / 8:42 am

      Haha thanks Melanie!!

  3. 12th July 2014 / 2:51 am

    you miserable carnivore, Ekaterina ! [grin]
    This dish looks bloody wonderful ! – but I’m wondering about the time of cooking, in terms of how over-cooked the beans would get. Can one shorten the process ?

    • EBotziou
      14th July 2014 / 8:19 am

      🙂 My simple answer M-R would be – get someone else to cook it! 😉 Tee hee – it shouldn’t take longer than half an hour depending on how low/high you have the heat – hope that helps!

      • 14th July 2014 / 8:21 am

        Useless woman ! – you just swan around looking eternally young and beautiful, and not caring about certain dishes on account of their being inordinately good for intestinal wellbeing ! [grin]

        • EBotziou
          14th July 2014 / 8:26 am

          🙂 Eternally young? I’ve got a lovely grey streak of hair right at the front of my head – I must be getting wiser! 😉

          • 14th July 2014 / 8:27 am

            Better post a shot: bet it makes you look more beautiful, damn you !!! 😀

          • EBotziou
            14th July 2014 / 8:30 am

            😉 xo

  4. 11th July 2014 / 11:53 am
    • EBotziou
      11th July 2014 / 11:53 am

      Yes that’ll do the trick too! 😉

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