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Loubie Bzeit- Braised Green Beans

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Loubie Bzeit, is the simplest, most delicious vegetarian dish and the best way to eat green beans! These Italian green beans are sautéed in olive oil, onions and garlic and with braised with tomato sauce until tender. 

loubie bzeit

Loubia Bzeit

Loubie Bzeit (Loubieh bi zeit, loubyeh bzeit, Loubia or loubya) is a traditional Lebanese dish that is vegan and gluten free. “Loubieh Bzeit” in English translates to “green beans in oil”. If your looking for the non-meatless version of this recipe, here you go: Lebanese Beef and Green Bean Stew.

Ingredients to Make Loubie Bzeit:

(FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

Green beans- Italian green beans also known as flat or Roma green beans, are typically used for this recipe. However, these are not always found easily 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, you will need to trim off the stalk tip and then snap (or cut) the beans into bite-sized pieces. I usually snap each green bean into 2-3 pieces. 

Tomato- Diced. Use fresh tomato for best results.

Tomato Paste- Dissolved with some water, or a small can of tomato sauce as an alternative. 

Onion- Cut into wedges

Garlic- Cut some into small slices, and leave a couple whole cloves, for extra flavor.

Olive oil 

Salt

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How to Make Loubie Bzeit- Lebanese Beans with Tomatoes

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté onion and salt until soft but not browned (about 7-10 minutes), stirring frequently.
  • Add garlic, mix and cook for additional 2 minutes. 
  • Stir in green beans, add 1/2 cup of water, cover the pot and sauté for 20 minutes. 
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  • Add diced tomatoes and tomato paste (dissolved in another half a cup of water)- stir well, cover the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally until beans are fully cooked. 
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  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool down.
  • Serve with pita bread, hot or cold- It tastes even better the next day too!
  • Enjoy!
braised Italian green beans- loubie bzeit

What can I Serve Lebanese Loubie? 

Well, I am glad you asked! 😉 These green beans go delicious with lots of other Lebanese dishes! Kafta KabobChicken TawookLebanese Chicken and Rice, and Kibbeh Bil Sanieh-Baked Kibbeh

How to Store Lebanese Loubieh Bzeit?

Braised green beans can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Looking for more Lebanese vegetarian dishes? Here are some:

Vegetarian Eggplant Chickpea Fatteh

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

Vegan Stuffed Swiss Chard Rolls

Lebanese Lentil soup with vegetables

If you like this healthy vegetarian Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes recipe or any other recipe on The Salt and Sweet Kitchen, then don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave me a comment below! You can also follow and tag me on my Instagram page! 

Loubie Bzeit Recipe

Yield: 4

Loubie Bzeit

loubie bzeit

Loubie Bzeit, is the simplest, most delicious vegetarian dish and the best way to eat green beans! These Italian green beans are sautéed in olive oil, onions and garlic and braised with braised with tomato sauce until tender. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds green beans- washed, trimmed on both ends and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 10 garlic cloves. ( I leave 5 as whole, and slice 5 into round shaped pieces)
  • 1 large onion, sliced into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce or a small tomato sauce can
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 cup water- divided

Instructions

      1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat and sauté onion and salt until soft but not browned (about 7-10 minutes), stirring frequently.
      2. Add garlic, mix and cook for additional 2 minutes.
      3. Stir in green beans, and 1/2 cup of water, cover the pot and sauté for 20 minutes.
      4. Add diced tomatoes and tomato paste (dissolved in another half a cup of water)- stir well, cover the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally until beans are fully cooked.
      5. Remove from heat and set aside to cool down.
      6. Serve with pita bread, hot or cold- It tastes even better the next day too!
      7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 722mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 10gSugar: 14gProtein: 6g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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