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Fasoolya Khadra Bi'Zeyt

Green Beans In Olive Oil

This is a simple and fresh tasting stew that Jonnie and I started making when we had an overabundance of green beans and tomatoes from our garden. If you can’t get your hands on fresh ingredients, frozen beans and canned tomatoes will still make a pretty tasty dish. This same recipe works well with almost any kind of fresh green bean.


Makes 4 servings
  • Fresh green beans
    • 2 lbs
  • Fresh garlic
    • 2 cloves
  • Yellow onion
    • 1 medium
  • Fresh tomatoes
    • 3 medium
  • Olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon, for sautéing
  • Fresh lemon juice
    • 2 or 3 medium lemons, or around 3/4 cup of juice
  • Parsley
    • 1/2 bunch


  1. Wash and trim the ends off of the green beans.
  2. Finely dice the tomatoes and set aside.
  3. Thinly slice the onion and sauté the onions until translucent.
  4. While they onions are being sautéed, mince the garlic cloves. Once the onions are soft, add the garlic to the pan for a couple of more minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes and green beans together to the pan.
  6. Add about half the lemon juice to the pan and let it simmer, covered, on low heat for about 45 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  7. Finely chop the parsley and set aside..
  8. To serve, season with salt and pepper, add the remaining lemon juice, and sprinkle fresh parsley atop everything. The dish can be served warm or at room temperature.