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Loubye b zeit

Loubye b zeit decorated with fresh mint leaves
Loubye b zeit decorated with fresh mint leaves

Loubye b zeit is a popular vegetarian dish in Lebanon. It is usually prepared in summer and spring when fresh green beans and tomatoes are available. However, it can be made all year long with frozen beans and tomato paste. Loubye b zeit can be served either as a side dish or considered as a main course for its nutritional value.


2 small onions, coarsely chopped

1 head of garlic, pealed

1 kg of green beans, cut

1 kg of tomatoes peeled and finely chopped or 1 tbsp. of tomato paste

¼ cup of vegetable oil

3 cups of water

Salt and sweet pepper to taste

Green peppers and onions for serving

Preparation steps:

  1. Put the oil in a pot, add the onions and garlic and cook for 10 minutes until the onions become soft and not brown
  2. Add beans, tomatoes (or tomato paste) water, the salt and pepper. Cook for 30 minutes on low fire and stir occasionally until the beans are soft and well-cooked
  3. Serve warm or cold with Lebanese pita or saj bread and vegetables



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