Loubie Bzeit Recipe

by greenpepper

Loubie Bzeit

Loubie is a traditional Lebanese dish made with fresh green beans, tomato, onion, and garlic. This vegan dish requires only a handful of ingredients, and is so simple to make.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs fresh green beans, ends trimmed, cut into pieces (Romano beans if available)
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes, diced (or one 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp Lebanese 7-spices (Optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, over medium-high heat, cook the onion in olive oil until translucent.
  • Add garlic, stir often to prevent burning until golden.
  • Turn heat to low-medium. Add green beans, and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste diluted in 1/2 cup of water.
  • Salt to taste.
  • (Optional: add the Lebanese 7-spices).
  • Cover and braise for 30 min.

Notes

Serve cold or at room temperature with pita bread as an appetizer.
Can be eaten as an appetizer, a side dish or a main dish.
It tastes even better the next day.

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