Fassolákia Yahní – Casserole of Green Beans and Potatoes


Fassolákia Yahní – Green Bean Casserole

400 – 500 gm green beans – sliced , if they are large ones.

1  medium onion, finely chopped

1  small green pepper, sliced into medium sized strips

3  medium potatoes, cut into wedges

2  courgettes, cut into wedges  (optional)

200 ml tomato juice

150 ml olive oil

Salt and pepper


Heat half the olive oil in a casserole pan on the hob, add the onions and cook until soft.

Add the green beans and mix, then add the sliced green pepper and mix again.

Next, add the tomato juice, the rest of the olive oil , the potatoes and courgettes if you are using any. Season to taste.

Turn the heat up and bring back to the boil.

Now turn down the heat, so that you have a gentle simmer. Cover the pan with the lid and allow to simmer for about 35 minutes until the beans and potatoes are tender. You may need to add a little water during cooking – just not too much – the sauce needs to be rich and fairly thick.

Serve with plenty of bread and slices of feta.