Grecian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce


These green beans coated in tomato sauce and seasoning are worth the time and effort. Try the sauce with okra, too. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 1 cup water

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Place green beans in a pot, and mix in lemon juice, onion, olive oil, tomatoes, tomato sauce, parsley, water, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Cook 45 minutes over medium heat, occasionally stirring, until sauce is thickened. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
21g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 31mg 157%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 448mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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