- Green Beans with Octopus, Monastic Recipe

Category: Mediterranean Diet, Monastic Recipes of Mount Athos.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 1h
Level: Easy

Green Beans with Octopus, Monastic Recipe, Mediterranean Diet, Monastic Recipes of Holy Mount Athos,


  • ½ kilo of green beans
  • 1 kilo octopus
  • 2 – 3 round sliced carrots
  • 3 – 4 leaves of celery
  • 1 pepper
  • 2 – 3 thick chopped onions
  • A fresh tomato
  • Salt
  • 3 tbsp ^eleon^ extra virgin olive oil  $


  1. After we have soaked, washed   and   peeled  the beans, we start boiling them. 
  2. We also boil the octopus in another pot  without putting anything else in it.
  3. When the green beans are half boiled, we  pour  the octopus juice on them, all the other ingredients needed  and the whole tentacles in the pot, but we don’t mix them.
  4. When the sauce is boiled down. 
  5. We serve the green beans by cutting the tentacles in small pieces and trimming the whole platter with them.

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