Easy Greek Style Vegetables in Tomato Sauce

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One of the magical things about Greek cooking is the relative ease of some of the recipes. Greek vegetables in tomato sauce is one of the simplest things you can do. You may have seen versions of this recipe before: zucchini in tomato sauce, green beans in tomato sauce, peas in tomato sauce, etc. The reality is that it is pretty much the same recipe, it’s just that the vegetable changes depending on what you feel like making or what you have on hand.

This recipe is one of the simplest versions you will find, and it just takes minutes to put it together. It does take some time for it to simmer, but once you get it to that point, the hard work is over.

Easy Greek Style Vegetables in Tomato Sauce Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Greek olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cups vegetables or legumes of choice (chopped zucchini, green beans, chick peas, etc)
  • 1 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

How to Make Easy Greek Vegetables in Tomato Sauce:

Drizzle the olive oil into a large saucepan or dutch oven. Set the heat to medium and let the oil heat for about a minute.

Add the chopped onions and saute for about five minutes, or until the onions start getting soft. Add the vegetables and saute for another 1-2 minutes.

Add the can of diced tomatoes, water, tomato paste, oregano, salt, and pepper and stir.

Place the lid on the pan. Raise the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce it to low heat and let it simmer until the vegetables are soft and cooked all the way through. This should take 20-30 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: Greek recipes can be slightly different based on a variety of reasons, such as the region of Greece that the recipe is being made in. If you have seen this Greek recipe made another way, please send us an email to greekboston@worldwidegreeks.com and we will evaluate your suggestion. Thanks!

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