Greek Stewed Green Beans and Yellow Squash Recipe

Looking for an easy Greek Stewed Green Beans and Yellow Squash recipe? Learn how to make Greek Stewed Green Beans and Yellow Squash using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 6 servings



Green beans are one of many vegetables that both Greek and Turkish cooks stew with abundant olive oil in dishes known as ladera. This recipe is inspired by one of them, but it?s a far cry from the authentic version, which requires three times as much oil and simmers for a longer time. Don?t be put off by the faded color of the beans; they?re comforting and delicious. From NYT Recipes For Health.

Recipe Ingredients for Greek Stewed Green Beans and Yellow Squash

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
3/4 pound yellow squash (3 medium squash)
14 ounce diced tomatoes
1 Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, parsley or dill
1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (optional)

Recipe Directions for Greek Stewed Green Beans and Yellow Squash

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a wide, covered skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat, and add the onion. Cook, stirring, until tender and translucent, five to eight minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for another minute until fragrant. Stir in the green beans, squash and remaining oil. Stir together for a few minutes, then add the tomatoes and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a simmer, then add salt and freshly ground pepper. Cover and simmer 30 minutes until the beans are tender and the mixture is stew-like.

  2. Add the herbs, and simmer for another five to 10 minutes. Add lemon juice if desired. Taste, and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Categories

Tomatoes, Vegetables, Side Dish, Greek, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 235.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
121
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.2g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
19mg
1%
Potassium
574mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
13.9g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4.7g
19%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
3.4g
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 58%
Calcium 9% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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