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Lebanese Green Bean Stew

Lebanese Green Bean Stew
A Healthy Dish That Will Satisfy Your Taste Buds?

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy dish that will satisfy your taste buds? Look no further than Lebanese Green Bean Stew, also known as “Loubieh Bzeit.” This vegetarian stew is a popular staple in Lebanon and the Middle East for good reason.

With fresh green beans, ripe tomatoes, onions, garlic, and a few simple spices, this dish is easy to make and bursting with flavour. Not only is it delicious, it’s also packed with nutrients. Green beans are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, while tomatoes are rich in antioxidants like lycopene. The olive oil used in the recipe is also a healthy source of monounsaturated fats, which can help reduce inflammation and improve heart health.

Easy Recipe to Follow

To make this dish, simply sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil, add the green beans and diced tomatoes, and simmer until the green beans are tender and the sauce has thickened. Finish it off with a splash of fresh lemon juice and chopped parsley for a bright, zesty flavour. Lebanese Green Bean Stew is perfect for a 

Lebanese Green Bean Stew

cosy weeknight dinner or a family gathering. Its bright colours, fresh flavours, and wholesome ingredients make it a crowd-pleaser for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. So why not give it a try and see why it’s a beloved staple in Lebanese cuisine? Your taste buds and your body will thank you.

A Dish Packed With Nutrients

Not only is this stew delicious, it’s also packed with nutrients. Green beans are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, while tomatoes are rich in antioxidants like lycopene. The olive oil used in the recipe is also a healthy source of monounsaturated fats, which can help reduce inflammation and improve heart health.

Perfect For a Cosy Weeknight Dinner or a Family Gathering

Lebanese Green Bean Stew is a simple yet satisfying dish that is perfect for a cosy weeknight dinner or a family gathering. Its bright colours, fresh flavours, and wholesome ingredients make it a crowd-pleaser for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Give it a try and see why it’s a beloved staple in Lebanese cuisine.

How to Make the Lebanese Green Bean Stew
Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil                                                                                                                                  ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped plus more for serving                                                                                4 garlic cloves minced                                                                                                                                    ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper                                                                                                                    6 ounces tomato paste                                                                                                                                    2 15- ounce canned diced tomato                                                                                                                4 cups water                                                                                                                                                    20 ounces frozen short cut green beans                                                                                                    1 pound chicken breasts                                                                                                                                2 bay leaves                                                                                                                                                      1 ½ teaspoon salt                                                                                                                                            ½ teaspoon black pepper                                                                                                                              1 teaspoon 7 Spice

Instructions:
  1. In a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil, then add the cilantro, garlic and crushed red pepper; cook until the mixture is fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomato paste and cook together with the cilantro mixture until well combined and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the diced tomatoes and water and stir until well blended to create a tomato broth.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, add the green beans, raw the chicken breast and bay leaves. Season with salt, pepper and 7 Spice and cook covered until the chicken is fully cooked, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the bay leaves from the pot and discard. Remove the chicken breast from the tomato broth, shred it and return it to the pot. Simmer for an additional 20 minute to allow the broth to thicken and flavours to settle.
  5. Serve over traditional Lebanese rice pilaf and sprinkle fresh cilantro for garnish.

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