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Fasolia Bi Zeit

Fasolia bi Zeit is a traditional green bean Middle Eastern dish. It's so easy to make and requires very simple ingredients. This dish often made in Palestine, Jordan, and Syria.
Author Diana
Servings 8
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 pounds (900g) green beans trimmed and preferably cut lengthwise
  • 2 tomatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons water or vegetable stock
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • lemon juice for serving (optional)


  • In a wok (or a pressure cooker), heat olive oil and cook the onion until it's soft and translucent.
  • Add the green beans, and shallow fry for a couple of minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, garlic and season with salt and pepper. Add the water or stock.
  • If making this on a stovetop, cover with a lid and simmer on low-medium heat stirring occasionally for 25 minutes or until the green beans are soft.
  • If you're using a pressure cooker, then cover with the lid and cook on "high pressure" for 5 minutes. Quickly release the steam once the cooking is finished and serve.


*You can drizzle the green beans with lemon juice before serving, and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg