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Loubieh Bi Zeit (Green Beans in oil) Recipe

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
1/2 cup hot water
salt and 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, water, salt and pepper.
4. Cover and cook on low heat for 45 minutes.
5. Serve cold or warm and with pitta bread.


  1. Easy instructions, I was able to cook the Loubieh with no problem. I personally recommend cooking it with a presto, you will save lots of time..

  2. Um, please don't label this recipe "vegetarian" if if calls for chicken stock. Last time i checked chickens were animals, not plants.. I sincerely hope you were not preparing this dish for vegetarians if you used meat broth!


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