"Fossolia is a delicious green bean dish. Like many other Ethiopian dishes, there are countless ways to prepare them. It’s very easy to make and doesn’t require any special hard-to-find Ethiopian spices, so it’s an ideal recipe to start with if you are new to Ethiopian cooking."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (474.5 g)
  • Calories 284.9
  • Total Fat - 18.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 431.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.9 g
  • Sugars - 12.6 g
  • Protein - 4.9 g
  • Calcium - 115.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 36 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Start by cooking the onions on medium heat for about seven minutes, or until the onions begin to turn translucent and soften.

Step 2

Add the oil and continue cooking for several more minutes.

Step 3

Stir in the tomato paste and allow several minutes for the ingredients to simmer together.

Step 4

Add the green beans and carrots, stir well, and cover.

Step 5

Continue cooking on medium heat for 10-15 minutes, then add the tomato, ginger, garlic, and salt, and simmer until all of the vegetables are tender.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


I loved this and will make it again as a topping for brown rice. The fresh green beans didnt look to nice so I used a 28 ounce can of cut green beans that I drained and matchstick carrots so not to overcook the beans. Also used petite diced tomatoes and dried ginger as I am not a fan of fresh. Great side dish for the meatloaf I made and would eat this by itself. Congrats Vic on you win! Made and reviewed for the Football Pool 2018 -- Week 19.

review by:
(19 Jan 2019)


Excellent recipe. I loved the combination of beans, carrots, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger. This came together for a flavorful side dish. Thank you!

review by:
(11 Feb 2018)


Oh! How we loved this recipes. My husband said immidiately as well that this is "so good!" It's very easy to be prepared and highly recommended!

review by:
(25 Jan 2018)


Wish I could give ten stars! I just loved the combo of the garlic and ginger with this, and I think the time spent "frying" the tomato paste made a big difference. Simply said, this recipe is better than the sum of its parts. I will most definitely be making this again! Made for CQ4 play, Team Happy Campers. Thanks for posting this - it's going straight into my Favorites! UPDATE 1/2018: I LOVE this recipe! It's good hot or cold, and I've made it countless times since CQ4. Goes well with many different types of cuisines! PS: I double the garlic and ginger, use a can of diced tomatoes (slightly drained). Yum!!!

review by:
(1 Aug 2017)