Loobiya Bi Zayt (Lebanese Green Bean and Tomato Stew)

Loobiya Bi Zayt (Lebanese Green Bean and Tomato Stew)

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5 Ingredients is all it takes to make Loobiya bi Zayt, a Lebanese Green Bean and Tomato Stew. It’s healthy, vegan and so delicious!

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I definitely understand why the Mediterranean Diet fad is so popular. Middle Eastern food is so damn good and healthy. Seriously. Most dishes consist of lots of garlic and onions, tomatoes and olive oil, and of course lots of healthy vegetables. The limited ingredients means that the flavours are simple and delicious.

Traditionally, Loobiya can be prepared one of two ways in Middle Eastern cuisine… with meat or without. When prepared with meat, the tomato sauce is very thick, creating a stew like consistency. This Loobiya is often served with rice and heap of Laban. I make it at least twice a month. Easy and healthy, it’s a favourite in my house.

The other way is Loobiya Bi Zayt with a tomato and olive oil sauce. Make sure to include plenty of garlic and sliced onions (I prefer it with red onions, but you could also use white onions), fresh tomatoes that smell like your garden and of course only the highest quality olive oil.

 

The recipe is just that simple. Served hot, warm or cold. With Pita bread, or a fork or a bowl of rice.

Serves 4

Loobiya Bi Zayt (Lebanese Green Bean and Tomato Stew)

5 Ingredients is all it takes to make Loobiya bi Zayt, a Lebanese Green Bean and Tomato Stew. It's healthy, vegan and so delicious!

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Red Onion, sliced
  • 1 pound Italian Green Beans
  • 2 large ripe Tomatoes, diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, sliced
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Trim ends off green beans and cut into 1" pieces.
  2. Heat oil and add onions. Sauté until softened 4-5 minutes. Stir in garlic and sauté 1 minute.
  3. Add in tomatoes and green beans. Season with salt to taste.
  4. Allow tomatoes to breakdown and beans to soften on medium high heat. Then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and let simmer 20-30 minutes.
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11 Comments on Loobiya Bi Zayt (Lebanese Green Bean and Tomato Stew)

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Jan 23, 2018 at 11:21 PM

Thanks Carol! I suggest extra Virgin Olive Oil for the best flavor. No additives or blends although if that’s all you had it would work!

Carol said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2018 at 10:23 PM

Sounds delicious, and can't wait to make it. What is your "high quality olive oil suggestion? I get so confused. Thank you

Liv @ Healthy Lib said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2018 at 6:05 AM

This looks so yummy! Love how simple it is and that it's only 5 ingredients!

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Laura said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2018 at 6:41 PM

I love this recipe and I did not know it was Lebanese. My mom makes it all the time but without the meat. I am Italian so definitely a Mediterranean dish.

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Dannii said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2018 at 6:08 PM

The Lebanese restaurant next to where we used to live did an amazing version of this and I really miss it. I'm going to have to give this a try!

Natalie said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2018 at 5:46 PM

This dish looks delicious and so easy I definitely have to try it soon!

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Jane said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2018 at 4:45 PM

This sounds delicious, and so easy AND healthy. I also love the name :D

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Jere Cassidy said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2018 at 1:28 PM

I love green beans, and this recipe looks delicious. I will be looking for the Italian beans.

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Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report May 02, 2016 at 8:38 PM

Oooh! Olives! That sounds fantastic!!

Sammi piasecki said : Guest Report May 02, 2016 at 6:45 PM

My best friend makes an Italian version of this with sliced black olives added. Yum!

Sammi piasecki said : Guest Report May 02, 2016 at 6:45 PM

My best friend makes an Italian version of this with sliced black olives added. Yum!

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