Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fasoolieh Bizeit (sautéed green beans)

Fasoolieh Bizeit is one of my favorite side dishes. The direct translation from Arabic is "sautéed green beans with olive oil". In Middle Eastern cooking there are many vegetables that are prepared in the same way, so if you don't like green beans you can substitute it with another vegetable/legume.
This dish is light, heathy, and very tasty; it is low in calories, fat, and carbs, so it makes a great accompaniment to almost anything! This recipe is a quick and easy, and is usually enjoyed with warm pita bread. Enjoy :) 

1 package frozen fancy green beans 
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 can diced tomatoes (fresh tomatoes are great here too) 
1 small can tomato sauce 
1/2 chopped onion 
3 chopped garlic cloves 
1 Lemon (1/2 garnish) 

How To Make It: 
1. Saute onions and garlic with 2 Tabelspoons of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste, on medium heat. 
2. After about 5 minutes, add the frozen green beans. 

3. After about 5 minutes add one can diced tomatoes and one small can of tomato sauce and let simmer until tender. 

4. Plate and add half a lemon and use the remaineder of the lemon for garnish. 


  1. Do I have to use Kirkland diced tomatoes?

    1. You can use whatever brand of diced tomatoes and tomato sauce you prefer :)