Fagiolini in umido

Green beans cooked in tomato

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By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

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This is a fairly standard dish when green beans are in season — sometimes it is also stewed without tomato and served simply with lemon and olive oil. This can accompany any main course. Serve with a good chunk of bread.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, pe


Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and sauté on a low heat until lightly golden. Add the garlic and the tomatoes. Simmer for a few more minutes. Add the beans, parsley, basil and about 500 ml (2 cups