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Fasolakia Yiahni (String beans with tomatoes)

The word yiahni refers to pot cooked food with fresh tomatoes, and it could be likened to the word stew.

Fasolakia Yiahni (String beans with tomato)


 *1 kilo of baby string beans (frozen may be used)

*5 – 6 ripe tomatoes skinned and diced, or diced tinned tomatoes

*2 onions

*½ bunch parsley

*1 cup olive oil

*½ teaspoon salt


*1. Slice onions finely, sauté in hot oil till translucent.

*2. Add beans, the crushed tomatoes, half the parsley and 1 cup of water, add salt and simmer for about 30 minutes or till beans are tender.

*3. Serve sprinkled with remaining parsley. Alternatively you can serve it sprinkled with crumbled fetta or just plain with fresh bread. Often the bread is used to mop up the sauce.

Or do what the Greeks do. Serve with a plate of cheese and olives at the table together with fresh crusty bread to mop up.

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