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Greek Vegetable Stew

Recipes from: A Taste of Tradition, the Friends of St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church, Coaldale, PA

2 tablespoons oil
2 onions, chopped
1 pound green string beans, broken in half
1 package frozen or fresh spinach
4 cups water
6 zucchini, chunked
4 yellow squash, chunked
2 cups celery leaves
4 tomatoes, quartered
1 teaspoon salt
8 slices lemon
1 tablespoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons fresh basil
2 cloves chopped garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice 

Lightly brown onions in a hot dry skillet in 2 Tablespoons oil. Add oregano & garlic. Cook 1 minute. Add 4 cups water and tomatoes. Cook 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Cook covered for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with a lemon slice in each bowl. 

Eight servings.

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. It serves eight . . .

    January 29, 2014
  2. Caryn #

    how many does this serve?

    January 29, 2014
  3. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Mathew,
    Sorry about that. Simmer at a medium-low heat. Be Blessed!

    November 10, 2011
  4. Matthew Nguyen #

    Hello hello! It didn’t really explain what temperature you’re supposed to cook the stew for 40 minutes! Please respond!

    November 1, 2011
  5. Daniel Fast Team #

    Yes, if the ingredients are Daniel Fast friendly. Perrier water is Naturally carbonated and is allowed on the fast.

    February 24, 2011
  6. wrekana #

    can i drink carbonated water

    February 24, 2011
  7. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Staci,
    Yes, lemon is great to put in your drinking water as well as a slice or two of cucumber. Enjoy!
    Be Blessed!

    December 28, 2010
  8. Staci #

    Since I see lemon juice in this recipe, is lemon juice okay to use in my drinking water to add a little flavor?

    December 27, 2010
  9. Kristina #

    Wow, this stew was really good! I’ll be making it often.

    May 13, 2010
  10. Go to and you will see the information you need

    January 3, 2010
  11. caroline #

    can I get the book before the beginning og the year?

    December 30, 2009
  12. Hi Lauren,

    All animal products, including chicken broth, are not allowed on the Daniel Fast. Whenever a recipe calls for chicken or beef broth, I just substitute it with vegetable broth and adjust the seasoning.

    I hope this helps.

    January 29, 2008
  13. Lauren #

    Is chicken broth ok?

    January 28, 2008

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