Beautiful string beans

This recipe is a small variation of the String Beans Stew. I know a lot of people, including my husband, that would prefer this less rich version, with no potatoes or carrots and the red sauce being very discreet.



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 big onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped (optional)
  • a big bag of frozen spring beans
  • 1 teaspoon dill paste or chopped dill or chopped parsley (optional)
  • 15 oz/425 grams can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (optional)
  • salt, pepper

How to make: Saute the onions, 4-5 minutes. Add the (optional) garlic and saute one more minute. Add the beans and give them a stir for a couple more minutes. Add the  dill or parsley, diced tomatoes, soy sauce,  sugar, salt and pepper.  Add a cup of water or so. Be sure not to cover the beans in water. Cook at low heat for about 40-45 minutes.


2 thoughts on “Beautiful string beans

  1. Thanks, Magda. I agree with you about parsley. I remember when I lived in Greece I used to like dill better. In the U.S., parsley smells great but dill is completely tasteless and with no aromas. Don’t know why.

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