If you are looking for a vegetarian Lebanese dish, you will love this green beans recipe called loubia b zeit.

Green Beans with Tomatoes (Loubia B’Zeit)

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

If you are looking for a vegetarian Lebanese dish, you will love this green beans recipe called loubia b zeit.

Type of Green Beans Used in Loubia B Zeit:

  • In Lebanon, Italian green beans are typically used for this recipe, but they are hard to find in the US. A great alternative is string green beans- Both frozen or fresh work just fine! Frozen green beans come already cut into bite size pieces, but if you use fresh green beans, make sure to snip the tops and tails off of each bean and then cut them into two inch pieces. 

Looking for More Lebanese Vegetarian Recipes? Here are some:

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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
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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