Lebanese Green Beans


Lebanese green beans are amazing, so simple with spices and tomatoes. A vegan side dish, great with rice, couscous or even pasta.

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Lebanese green beans
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2020-07-06, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 50 minutes.

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Updated at: 09-02-2021

50 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Lebanese green beans


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  • 600 gram beans (I've used green and yellow beans)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 can of tomatoes (400 gram)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • optional: dash of water or stock
Lebanese green beans ingredients
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  • small knife
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • large skillet
  • wooden spoon

Lebanese Green Beans

50 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Rinse the green beans if needed and remove the ends. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves.  

Lebanese green beans
Lebanese green beans

Finishing the Lebanese green beans -- 40 minutes

Heat a dash of olive oil in a large skillet and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes. Add the ground spices and sauté a bit more. Add the beans and cook a few minutes more before you'll add the canned tomatoes.

Cook the beans in the tomatoes for about 5 minutes and then turn down the heat. Let it simmer on low heat for about half an hour. If the beans aren't done yet while the liquid of the tomatoes has evaporated you can add a bit of water of stock.

Season with pepper and salt, remove the sprigs of thyme and serve as a side dish with rice, pasta or couscous. Enjoy!

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