Easy Green Bean Casserole recipe that is very unique. Forget about the canned stuff with this fresh green bean casserole from scratch.
Here is a great vegan okra dish that I highly recommend to wow your guests.
Fasolakia is a delicious Greek take for green beans. This green beans braised dish has a velvety texture but not mushy. A bright, rich and very flavorful green bean casserole that will please everyone especially with this substantial addition of potatoes.
I am used to making green beans in form of a stew like this okra stew. This is the most common way I cook vegetables. Adding beef stew and tomato sauce and that’s it. Sometimes, I add diced potato to the mix especially with peas.
I was hesitant to try this dish simply because at the end and after it cooks you add lemon juice. I am not used to putting lemon juice on green beans and I was afraid my family will not like it. I need to teach my family to be more courageous and more adventurous when it comes to food, you’ll never know until you try.
Just like almost anything in life, right?
Last time I told you about the school meeting of different cultures. There was this question that I wanted to ask long time ago and I got the nerve to ask this time…. Santa.
You see my little one, has the habit of telling his friends that Santa is not real since he was in pre-k!. They get angry at him and start arguing and all this stuff and then he gets home the thought that his friends’ moms and dads are not telling the truth!!
I told him many times not to get involved in such conversations with his friends but he never listens. I’ve asked in the meeting if it is ok for my son to say so and many parents prefer not. So this year I am well prepared and will have a good discussion with him as to not tell his friends the truth about Santa and why this is not good. I hope this time he will listen 🤣.
Now back to our recipe.
How to prepare green beans?
I’ve made this dish with both frozen and fresh green beans. To prepare fresh green beans, grab a handful and line them up on a cutting board. Cut all the stems off with a single chop of a knife. Toss them into the colander for rinsing.
How to make easy green bean casserole, Greek style?
This green bean casserole is going to be the perfect addition to your holiday menu, the best part is how easy it is done yet how flavorful it tastes.
- Use a deep skillet that can go into the oven or a dutch oven for this recipe.
- Saute onion in olive oil until translucent then add garlic and oregano, do not skip the oregano, it is essential in this recipe.
- Add potato, green beans and water, simmer for 10 minutes or so.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well, cover and pop into the oven for about 45 minutes.
- After it is done, stir in the lemon juice and garnish with basil.
This is NOT just another green beans recipe. Adding oregano, basil and this little splash of lemon juice takes this dish to the nest level!
Greenbeans + potatoes = What’s not to love?
This dish was a big hit in my little family and rarely are there left-overs. This recipe fills a big 13×9 Pyrex dish (party size!) But, you can easily scale it down for your needs.
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Green Bean Casserole, Greek Style
- 1/4 cup olive oil + extra for drizzling
- 1 medium yellow onion diced.
- 4 garlic cloves minced.
- 2 teaspoon dry oregano.
- 1 1/4 cup water.
- 1 1/2 pounds green beans cut and trimmed, can use frozen.
- 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes.
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
- 1 14.5 ounces can diced tomatoes.
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice.
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil.
- Preheat oven to 300F.
- In an oven safe pan, or dutch oven, heat olive oil on medium until shimmering.
- Sauce onions until softened and translucent about 4-5 minutes.
- Add garlic and oregano until fragrant.
- Add water, beans, potato and baking soda.
- Bring to simmer and cook for about 10 minutes.
- Stir in diced tomato, tomato paste, salt and pepper.
- Place pot in oven and cook for about 45 minutes.
- Stir in lemon juice.
- Transfer to serving dish, garnish with basil and a drizzle of olive oil.