Looking for a fun new green bean side dish to try? This Turkish green beans recipe should hit the spot. It is vegetarian and has a full flavor that brings something a little extra to the meal. The Turkish cuisine has so many fresh, healthy summertime dishes and there’s nothing like these chilled green beans in olive oil (Zeytinyağlı Taze Fasulye) to remind one of the warm breezes of the Mediterranean. This dish is incredibly easy to make ahead of time and nibble on throughout the week. Thanks to Jennifer Fontaine for sharing this Turkish green bean dish with us.
Turkish Green Beans Recipe: (Zeytinyağlı Taze Fasulye)
- 1 pound of green beans
- 1 tomato
- 1 clove of garlic
- 4 green onions
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 1/3 cup of water
- salt and pepper to taste
How To Cook Turkish Green Beans:
Prepare your green beans by trimming their tips.
Finely chop the green onions (tender green tops included) and toss them into your pot with half of the olive oil and some salt and pepper for two minutes.
Add the finely minced garlic to the pot and saute for another minute.
Add the finely diced tomato to your pot and let it simmer for another 2 minutes.
Finally add the green beans, the rest of the olive oil, a touch more salt and pepper and the water to the pot and stir.
Turn the flame down to medium low, cover let simmer about 20 minutes. Don’t stir too often, but a couple of times throughout is good.
This dish best served chilled and is really yummy with Cold Cucumber and Yogurt Soup (Cacık)! A great way to stay cool in the summer!
Here is the Printable Turkish Green Beans Recipe:
This Turkish green beans recipe was shared with us Jennifer Fontaine who is a wife, a daughter, a sister, a cat lady, a chef, an actress, a film producer, and a screenwriter. She started The Mommy Hiker Blog in the hopes of inspiring other parents to get outdoors with their kids to explore and discover the wonder and beauty of Mother Nature.