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