Fasulye (Turkish Green Beans)

I'm all about easy, tasty recipes. I'm much too lazy to try to do the hard stuff. I'll leave that to Jackie. (and while you are at it, go check out Jackie's blog, and vote for her in a foodie competition she's in...just do it!).

Well, here is the simple recipe to a simple Turkish side dish:

1 pound of fresh green beans
1 big onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup water

1. Clean and trim green beans.
2. Heat olive oil in a pan, add onions and cook about 5 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, stir and cook for about 4 minutes.
4. Add green beans, water, sugar, salt and bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until beans are VERY VERY tender, about 45 minutes.

5. Serve cold and add fresh lemon wedges as a compliment (I swear, everything in Turkey is either served with lemon or yogurt).

This is a healthy way to eat green beans, instead of adding all that Campbells soup! :)


  1. Can't say I'm giving up the campbells on turkey day... BUT this green bean recipe sounds MUCH more yummy and totally perfect for meals the rest of the year.

    Can't wait to try it out!!


  2. Mmmm. I must go off my refugee budget and buy some vegetables...

  3. I'm totally making this. It's much much healthier than that bacon-infested beans I make for Mr. T. I know he'll eat this because I made the tabouli and he wolfed that down.

    Thanks so much for sharing this.

  4. we don't have campbell's soup here anyway! ha! it looks gooooood.

  5. Thanks for the plug, my lovely! And your green beans look uberz good - you thinking of becoming MY oven gf? ;)

    Jax x