Monday, October 11, 2010

Green Beans with Fresh Tomato Sauce

I adapted this recipe in my Mediterranean Cookbook, it's a Turkish Cuisine called Lubyi Bi Zayt, meaning Green Beans with Tomato and Olive Oil. Sometimes, I get tired of eating the same way of cooking green beans. OK, the result is just like I'm eating beans with fresh tomato sauce, that's why I titled this dish Green Beans with Fresh Tomato Sauce.

1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 medium fresh tomato, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
bunch of green beans, trimmed and cut in half
1 teaspoon dried parsley
salt and pepper

Heat the olive oil over medium heat, add the onion and cook until softened, then add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the tomato, sugar, and 1/4 cup water, season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the beans and simmer for another 10 minutes or until the beans are tender and the tomato sauce is pulpy.Add parsley, adjust the seasoning according to taste.


Serve immediately, as a side dish.

6 comments:

Madhura Manoj said...

colourful & easy recipe.Looks delicious.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love simple green bean recipes! Such an easy side dish, thanks!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

This looks wonderful! I love green beans and I love tomatoes so it's perfect for me :) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sweet and Savory said...

Hi Lani, I like green beans but rarely eat them plain. This is the perfect adornment to make them more palatable to me and the sauce sounds delicious.

Thanks for linking to MMM.

Rebecca Jean said...

Well, this certainly is an interesting twist on classic green beans. I'm always amazed at the ideas others come up with and find myself thinking, why didn't I think of that?!

This would be a great post to link to Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays.

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Lisa said...

I love green beans but have always eaten them plain before. However, after seeing your recipe, I think I've been missing out on something special. I'll remember this one for next time.

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