This popular dish is a quick and easy way to cook fresh green beans.

Green Beans in Oil (Fasulye Zeytinyağlı)

Ingredients

3 cups/750g fresh green beans

1/4 cup/60ml olive oil

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 cup/240ml water

2 cups/420g diced tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

Recipe Box - Vegetables and Pulses - Green Beans in Oil (Fasulye Zeytinyağli)

Method

Wash beans, trim stalks and tips and cut in half.

Heat oil in a saucepan, lightly fry the onion until soft.

Add garlic and fry for a few more seconds.

Add water and bring to the boil for five minutes.

Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, seasoning and parsley.

Reduce heat and simmer for 30-35 minutes until the beans are very tender.

Serve hot with crusty bread and white/feta cheese. May also be served cold with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Recipe Box - Vegetables and Pulses - Green Beans in Oil (Fasulye Zeytinyağli)

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