Loubieh Bizeit + Kizbarh - Lebanese String Beans + Cilantro

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Um Safia

Here is a lovely recipe for Italian string beans (or French beans) cooked in a garlic & coriander / cilantro sauce. This makes a delcious side dish for fish or chicken or you can eat it as part of a mezze. Traditionaly this is served at room temperature but you could eat it hot if you like.

Top Review by Chef Jules 4

These were good. The green beans were a little undercooked and crunchy, so maybe it would help to blanche them first before sauteeing them in the pan. Thanks Maya's Mama!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb fresh string bean (top & tailed & de-strung)
  • 1 cup white onion, finely chopped (or grated)
  • 12 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 -2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 13 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Saute the onions until they are a very pale golden colour.
  2. Add the beans, cilantro, garlic & the salt. Stir, then cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat & cook on a low simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve at room temperature.

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