Fasoliyyeh Bi Z-Zayt (Syrian Green Beans with Olive Oil)

Fasoliyyeh Bi Z-Zayt (Syrian Green Beans with Olive Oil)

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"I learned how to make this while visiting my husband's family in Syria. It can be a healthy, fast, easy vegetarian/vegan main dish for lunch or dinner that is surprisingly filling when eaten with pita bread, or it can be a flavorful side dish."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the green beans into a large pot, and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt to taste, and put the lid on the pot. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beans are cooked to your desired doneness. Syrians like it cooked until the green beans are turning brownish in color. The idea is not to saute them, but to let them steam in the moisture released by the ice crystals.
  2. Add cilantro and garlic to the beans, and continue to cook just until the cilantro has started to wilt. Eat as a main course by scooping up with warm pita bread or serve as a side dish.
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I tried this recipe with fresh green beans. I cut them up and soaked them for 5 minutes in salt water, then followed the recipe as advised. It was great! I served it as a side dish to pork chops...

These were the most delicious green beans I've ever had! Took them to our family Thanksgiving potluck in which I was in charge of vegetable side dishes. Made these, and others from Allrecipes: ...

This has become my favorite way to prepare green beans. I was amazed at how big an impact the cilantro had on the end result I think I even use close to half cup of cilantro. I try to be caref...