Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is one of my mother's favorite quick yet fancy side dishes. My dad really loves it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion until tender.
  2. Add tomato paste, allow to simmer with onion for a minute or so.
  3. Add cooked green beans and some green bean "juice" if paste is too thick.
  4. Cook for about 10-15 minutes.


Most Helpful

This is an Israeli standard, you can find it in almost every Middle-Eastern style grill restaurant. I love this stuff, order it all the time, but I never thought of making it at home. Lightbulb moment! My only change (well, two changes, actually) was to use frozen green beans and 1 large onion, not a small one. I also added just a dusting of za'atar and lots of freshly ground pepper. We had this with chicken smothered in cumin and plain rice. Yum!

Mirj February 18, 2007

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