These Greek Green Beans are made with only a few ingredients but they taste amazing!
These beans are a welcome side dish to whatever you serve!
Green beans are a great and comforting side dish to many meals and it’s a family favorite around here.
Made with canned green beans, this recipe is both frugal and easy. Perfect for a busy night when you don’t want a recipe with too many steps or you simply want something different to put onto the table next to your main meal.
What Are Greek Green Beans?
Traditionally Greek Green Beans (Fasolakia) are steamed green beans cooked with a tomato sauce with garlic. Sometimes people even throw in cooked potato chunks to make the dish more filling, doesn’t that just sound delicious?
These Greek green beans are a perfect blend of canned green beans and diced tomatoes. Using a blend of tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, and oregano we get a wonderful Greek-inspired flavor that pairs so well together this is almost worthy of being a meatless main dish in itself!
- Olive oil
- Canned green beans
- Diced tomatoes
- Tomato sauce
- Dried Oregano
- Salt and Pepper
For the exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.
How To Make Greek Green Beans
- To make these beans, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add in a generous amount of onions, cooking them just until soft.
- Add the minced garlic. The garlic will cook with the onions for just a bit (about 1 minute) before you add in the 2 cans of green beans.
- Add the green beans and then stir in the diced tomatoes and sauce. I added Diced tomatoes and about a 1/4 cup of tomato sauce.
- Season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes so that the flavors can really enhance and become delicious.
- Serve warm with your meal.
- Omit the diced tomatoes. You can easily omit the diced tomatoes and just keep them in the tomato sauce if desired. This will lessen the tomato appearance and taste so if but still give you a great sauce-covered dish.
- Bacon. Everything is better with bacon, right? Some people enjoy adding cooked bacon to their green beans and while this is not authentic, bacon would add in a nice salty element to this recipe.
- Feta cheese. I love to add in Feta cheese wherever I can and always keep it on hand for such occasions. By sprinkling on some crumbled Feta cheese to this dish before serving you can get a great salty tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with the dish!
How Long Are Greek Green Beans Good For?
These green beans can last up to 5 days if kept stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Just make sure to reheat until warmed through before serving.
Are Greek Green Beans (Fasolakia) Vegan?
This recipe as written is vegan. Simply make sure to use vegan approved products by double checking ingredient labels and you should be good to go! Fun note, this canned green bean recipe is also completely gluten free!
What Canned Green Beans Should I Use?
I like to use the Del Monte brand because it’s always dependable and good. The beans are picked at the freshest point and then canned to remain flavorful and delicious. You can use any brand that you prefer however and this includes store brand names. If you’re trying to make this dish a bit healthier, look for lower sodium options.
These green beans will complement any meal. Serve them with your turkey for Thanksgiving, your Christmas ham, or this Easy Lamb Roast, Balsamic Chicken, Mediterranean Baked Chicken, or Greek Chicken Souvlaki recipe!
Greek Green Beans
These Greek Green Beans are made with only a few ingredients but they taste amazing! These beans are a welcome side dish to whatever you serve!
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup diced onions
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 14.5 oz cans Del Monte® Blue Lake® Fresh Cut Green Beans, drained
- 1 14.5 oz Del Monte® Diced Tomatoes, drained
- 1/4 cup Del Monte® Tomato Sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook an additional minute. Add the beans to the skillet, stir in the diced tomatoes, and sauce.
- Season with oregano and simmer the beans for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Theresa Beste says
I am looking for a cook.
I liked this so much I made it a week later with fresh green beans, and home grown cherry tomatoes.. so good -even the leftovers! (I even snuck some cinnamon in and nobody noticed).
Tanya Schroeder says
I’m so glad you liked the recipe! I never thought of adding cinnamon, that is brilliant!