Zeytinyağlı Fasule:

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Turkish braised Green beans



This is one of my favorite dishes and can be made ahead of time. It's part of a family of dishes called Olive Oil dishes or 'Zeytinyağlı'. These dishes can be served hot and are perfect cold, when it is too hot outside to cook. They make a great meze or a quick dinner with a glass of wine. Serve with pilaf or crusty bread and yogurt.

Here is what you need:


prep time: <15 minutes

cook time: <25 minutes or until tender

serves: 4 with other dishes


1 1/2 - 2 lbs of trimmed and washed green beans (a package of green beans for trader joes works great ! )

1 large tomato rough chopped

1 tsp. tomato paste

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

3 cloves of garlic, chopped

1/4 c olive oil

2 tsp. et Oliva Istanbul blend

salt and pepper to taste

fresh lemon and yogurt to serve


  1. in a medium dutch oven, heat olive oil to a shimmer. Soften onions and add garlic.

  2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste salt and pepper and spice blend and fry for a few minutes.

  3. Add washed and trimmed green beans and 3/4 c water.

  4. cook on med low until green beans are tender.

  5. serve with yogurt and fresh lemon, either hot or cold.

Thats it!




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