Green Beans and Tomato Tapas

Green Beans and Tomato Tapas

I scoured recipe sites for inspiration and most had Patatas Bravas, tortilla, paella or soup. I wanted something different and  remembered having a Tapas in Nerja that had green beans and tomato which became one of my favourites. I never did find out the recipe from the cafe owner but I think I have it sussed in this recipe – well nearly anyway!


For 2 portions: Green Beans and Tomato Tapas

  • 40z /100g green beans – trimmed and cut in half
  • Half a medium onion chopped
  • 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • 2 tomatoes – de-seeded and chopped
  • couple of pinches of oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil


  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil into a small pan
  • Add the onions and fry until transparent
  • Add the garlic and fry for 30 seconds – don’t let it brown
  • Add the beans, tomato and oregano
  • Stir over a low heat for 10 minutes. If the mix gets too dry pour in a few teaspoons of water – just enough to moisten the mix.
  • Adjust seasoning and divide between 2 small dishes
  • Serve with other tapas dishes and crusty bread.

I had this for my lunch today – the beans still had a little bite, the tomato and oregano gave a lovely flavour.

I hope you’ll try it too. Bon appetit!

Green Beans and Tomato Tapas

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  1. @1978rebecca

    Mmmmm….I’m not surprised this won a prize.

    1. Sue

      Thanks. It was really nice to win for a simple dish.

  2. Elaine Livingstone

    sounds like a lovely dish, quick and simple, healthy and nutritional. Love the bright green colour. Thanks for linking up.


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