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Sunday, April 8, 2007

Loubieh Bi Zeit (Green Beans in oil)

Loubieh Bi Zeit (Green Beans in oil)
loubieh bi zeit, a classic Lebanese dish of tender green beans sauteed in tomatoes, onions, garlic and olive oil. Loubieh bi zeit is a healthy vegetarian recipe.

Ingredients -
loubieh bi zeit:
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1kg of fresh green beans trimmed or frozen (fine green beans)
  • 600g ripe tomatoes - diced, or 2 tins of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 MAGGI Chicken Stock cubes
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • Pepper
Preparation - loubieh bi zeit:
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add onions and fry till soft.
  2. Add garlic and green beans. Keep frying on low heat for 15 minutes, or till the beans start to wilt.
  3. Add the tomatoes, lemon juice, MAGGI Chicken Stock Cubes, water and pepper.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 45 minutes.
  5. Serve cold or warm and with pitta bread.

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