Loobiya Bi Zayt (Green Beans in Olive Oil)

Loobiya Bi Zayt (Green Beans in Olive Oil)

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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 to serve Loobiya is 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

Eat it cold, warm or hot! Loobiya is a great potluck dish!

15Prep Time

45Cook Time

60Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Red Onion, sliced
  • 1 pound Italian Beans or Broad Beans, trimmed and cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 large ripe Tomatoes, diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, sliced
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oil and add onions. Sauté until softened 4-5 minutes. Stir in garlic and sauté 1 minute.
  2. Add in tomatoes and green beans. Season with salt to taste.
  3. 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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3 Comments on Loobiya Bi Zayt (Green Beans in Olive Oil)

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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