Fasolia Bzait (Green Beans with Olive Oil)

Fasolia Bzait (Green Beans with Olive Oil)

Fresh green beans are cooked with garlic and Syrian extra virgin olive oil. Syrian olive oil is dense and very flavorful. This dish can be eaten warm or cold with Syrian flat bread.

Fresh green beans are cooked with garlic and Syrian extra virgin olive oil. Syrian olive oil is dense and very flavorful. This dish can be eaten warm or cold with Syrian flat bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Syrian spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ground coriander
  • Salt to taste
Green Beans

Directions

  1. Trim and wash the green beans and french-cut them (cutting them lengthwise then cut into two-inch pieces).
  2. Peel the garlic and mince or coarsely mash adding a dash of salt.
  3. Heat the olive oil then add the garlic and stir for a minute until they start to turn yellow.
  4. Add the green beans and water and cook for 35-45 minutes on medium heat until they are done.
  5. Stir occasionally checking the liquid level. Add some water if necessary. Add the spices and salt half way through.
  6. Can be eaten warm or cold. Scoop it with a piece of flat bread for a healthy main dish with Syrian salad or have it as a side dish.

Yields 2 servings