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    Middle Eastern Green Beans and Tomatoes

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    55 mins

    35 mins

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    Kumquat the Cat's friend's Note:

    Green beans and tomatoes are a terrific combination which I found out when my BF and I ordered this dish at a middle eastern restaurant a few years ago. It can be found in Italian cuisine as well but I prefer the middle eastern (Lebanese) variety. This is a meatless version which I adapted from a recipe off the internet and like to serve over rice or couscous, making a light meal or more substantial side dish. The idea is to cook until the beans are in between soft and crisp so they have a nice consistency that goes well with the tomatoes. If you have no problem with inauthenticity, sprinkle with parmesan cheese too and you'll get the best of both worlds.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Begin cooking rice.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, heat olive oil over medium heat and saute onions about 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add green beans and saute about 8-10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add garlic and saute 1 minute.
    5. 5
      Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, allspice and sugar and bring to boil. At this point if you feel the mixture is too dry you can add up to 1/4 cup of water.
    6. 6
      Cover and cook 15-20 minutes.
    7. 7
      Serve over warm rice with parsley sprinkled on top if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 24, 2011

      55

      This was a terrific side dish and I didn't even add in the allspice.

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    • on February 28, 2013

      35

    • on January 31, 2012

      45

      Very good for DD1 (4 years old) and I but I did use Baharat Aka Middle East Mixed Spices - the Real Mix instead of allspice which is a common substitution I make, I also used a larger quantity. I omitted the sugar to be healthier and used frozen green beans and a bit of extra garlic. I did not add the pepper as there was already a significant amount in the spice mix and I added sea salt, to taste, not measure. I did not think the parsley would go well with this so I didn't use that option. Like others I had to add the additional water but that may be because I used drained canned tomatoes rather than fresh ones. I served this over rice as a main vegetarian dish. I would make this again for myself but not DH as he doesn't like green beans.

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    Nutritional Facts for Middle Eastern Green Beans and Tomatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (386 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 343.2
     
    Calories from Fat 99
    29%
    Total Fat 11.1 g
    17%
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 310.7 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 55.9 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    25%
    Sugars 10.2 g
    41%
    Protein 7.4 g
    14%

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