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Greek green beans in a rich tomato sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and Florina pepper.
A simple and quick everyday food that is fortunately vegan!

Greek green beans is one of the foods that have a prominent place in Greek traditional cuisine. It is loved both by kids and grown-ups and almost always available in Greek cook houses and taverns, especially during summer time.

Our recipe is different because we use sun-dried tomatoes, Florina pepper and only a little bit of olive oil. Only a quarter of a cup. The result is so delicious that we can make them unsalted (it will only have some salt from the sun-dried tomatoes). Additional aroma and flavor can be given by adding a sprig of fresh mint and/or celery.

Regarding the sugar that is usually added to tomato sauce, but also in general in foods with tomato sauce, we can avoid it. The reason most people use it is to balance the acidity of the tomato. But this acidity is an important part of the tomato character, so if we want a more "pure" flavor, we do not use it.

We can accompany them with a Greek choriatiki salad or Cretan dakos salad, and white wine or beer, but our suggestion is with fresh wholewheat bread, olives and vegan Greek feta cheese!

Photo of vegan and fasting Greek feta cheese made of tofu, served with fresh oregano, breadsticks and olives. A vegan recipe from All About Vegans.

Our wonderful vegan Greek feta-tofu cheese, with a unique texture, flavor and aroma!


Bon appétit!

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Photo with a plate of Greek green beans with sun-dried tomatoes, Florina pepper and carrots. A recipe based on the traditional Greek recipe, from All About Vegans.

Greek green beans with sun-dried tomatoes & minimum olive oil

Recipe for Greek green beans in a rich tomato sauce with sun-dried tomatoes & Florina pepper. Simple, quick & vegan everyday food!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Dishes, Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek, Greek / Vegan, Greek vegan, Modern Greek, Modern Greek / Vegan, Greek Traditional
Keywords: vegan, tomato sauce, fasting, lenten, food, green beans
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 390kcal
Author: Thodoris Tibilis


  • 500  g Greek green beans (any kind you like)
  • 500  g tomatoes or canned tomatoes
  • 4 potatoes
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ Florina pepper
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste (optional)
  • 1 tsp unprocessed sugar or agave syrup (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp curry
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Greek green beans with sun-dried tomatoes & minimum olive oil

  • Clean the beans and peel potatoes, grate the tomatoes (or blend them), finely chop the onion, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and parsley, slice the carrot and pepper into strips.
  • Add the olive oil with the curry in a large saucepan to heat. Sauté the onion for 2 minutes and add the peppers and green beans. After 2 minutes add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes, stirring regularly. After 2 minutes add the paste and stir to release its aroma. After a minute, add the grated tomatoes (or blended), potatoes, carrots, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for about 40 minutes and they are ready.



  1. We prefer fresh green beans without strings (although our recipe is also delicious with frozen ones).
  2. When heating the olive oil, you can add a sprig of mint, or celery for extra flavor.
  3. If you use sun-dried tomatoes that are not in olive oil, you do not need to soak them.
  4. If you want your beans to be more oily , add extra olive oil, after you have turned off the heat, and stir.
  5. Along with the grated tomatoes, you can add ¼ tsp turmeric powder for beautiful yellow color but mainly for its antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
  6. Ideally, add the carrot and fresh parsley 5 minutes before it's done. That way, they retain their freshness, aroma and nutrients better.
  7. You can add other vegetables such as zucchini, eggplants and green bell pepper.


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 1713mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 5211IU | Vitamin C: 105mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 4mg

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