Green beans with tomatoes or Loubia B'Zeit, is a very popular Middle Eastern side dish. In this dish,  green beans and ripe tomato sauce are braised in olive oil and tomato sauce with onions and garlic until tender

Green Beans with Tomatoes (Loubia B’Zeit)

Green beans with tomatoes or Loubia B’Zeit, is a very popular Middle Eastern side dish. In this dish, green beans and ripe tomato sauce are braised in olive oil and tomato sauce with onions and garlic until tender.

Loubia B’Zeit dish is typically served at room temperature, but it is just as yummy if served warm.

If you can’t find fresh green beans, you can always replace them with frozen green beans. I found that Italian cut green beans works best with this recipe.

Green beans with tomatoes or Loubia B'Zeit, is a very popular Middle Eastern side dish. In this dish,  green beans and ripe tomato sauce are braised in olive oil and tomato sauce with onions and garlic until tender

Green beans with tomatoes or Loubia B'Zeit, is a very popular Middle Eastern side dish. In this dish,  green beans and ripe tomato sauce are braised in olive oil and tomato sauce with onions and garlic until tender

Green Beans with Tomatoes (Loubia B'Zeit)

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds green beans- Cut into 2 inch pieces- Fresh or Frozen
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 10 garlic cloves. ( I leave 5 as whole, and slice 5 into round shaped pieces)
  • 1 large onion, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

    1. In a large pot, heat olive high over medium high heat and saute onion and salt until translucent, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
    2. Add garlic and stir well.
    3. Stir in green beans for 2 minutes.
    4. Add 1/2 cup warm water.
    5. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer until beans are tender, about 20 minutes.
    6. Add diced tomatoes and  tomato paste - stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally until beans are fully cooked (beans will become tender and change in color from dark to light green).
    7. Remove from heat and set aside to cool down.
    8. Serve with pita bread and enjoy!
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