Green Beans in Olive Oil

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


From The Complete Book of Turkish Cooking.


★★★★☆ 3 votes

10 Min
55 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    green beans
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c

How to Make Green Beans in Olive Oil


  1. Trim beans & cut into 3 pieces, wash & drain.
  2. Put onion & tomato into a heavy pan. Sprinkle with salt & rub in lightly with fingers. Stir in the beans, olive oil & sugar, mix well.
  3. Cover & cook for 15 minutes over medium heat. Stir occasionally. The beans will lose their color & soften. When all the moisture has been absorbed, stir-fry the beans for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add 1/2 cup water, cover & simmer for 40 to 50 minutes, till the beans are tender. Add more water if necessary, 1/2 cup at a time. When cooked, the dish should be very moist but not watery.
  5. Serve cold as part of a buffet.

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About Green Beans in Olive Oil

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Middle Eastern

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