Fasoolia bil Zeit – فاصوليا بالزيت


Fasoolia bil zeit is sauteed green beans, onions, and tomatoes infused with olive oil. Fresh and light, it’s a fantastic, colorful,
vegetarian side dish.


What are your favorite fasoolia (green bean) recipes for spring?



  • 1 lb fresh washed green beans
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 fresh tomatoes
  • 5 Tblsp olive oil
  • 1/8 cup broth
  • salt and pepper


  • Slice the onion and the tomatoes, cut the green beans into halves
  • In a large sauce pan heat the olive oil, add the onions and saute for couple of minutes over medium heat
  • Add the green beans, salt and the broth. mix it and let it cook over medium heat for 5-10 min
  • Add the tomatoes, and lower the heat. Cover the sauce pan and let the flavors blend for 10 min, remove from the stove
  • Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle with black pepper, and serve with rice or pita bread.



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