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Green beans in tomato sauce

19 June 2018

Judias verdes con tomate, green beans in tomato sauce, is a popular Spanish tapas dish, and versions are also popular in Italy and Greece.

Green beans in tomato sauce
Green beans in tomato sauce

Cooking time

30 minutes




  • 400 g green beans
  • 2 thick slices granary bread
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Level ½ tsp sweet Spanish smoked paprika
  • 1 (400-g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 handful parsley, leaves picked from the stalks and chopped
  • Salt and pepper


1. Clean, wash and top and tail the beans. Boil in water for about 10 minutes or until firm to the bite. Drain and set aside.

2. Toast the bread, cut into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

3. Finely chop the onion and garlic. Heat the oil in a frying pan and sweat the onions over a medium heat until translucent. Then add the garlic and fry for 1 more minute.

4. Stir in the paprika followed by the tomatoes. Bring to the boil and then lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.

5. Add the cooked beans to the sauce and cook together for a few more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Add the pieces of bread and chopped parsley and serve.

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