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Green Beans - French Beans in a Baharat tomato sauce
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Green Beans in Baharat Oil

Green beans have long been a staple in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, often prepared simply with olive oil, tomatoes, and aromatic spices. This recipe, featuring green beans simmered in a richly spiced tomato sauce, is enhanced with a heady Baharat. 

Preparation time

15 min.

Cooking time

45 min.

Serves

6

Spice used

Baharat Gulf of Arabia

Difficulty

Easy

Ingredients

500 g (1 lb) green beans 

60 ml (2 Fl oz) olive oil 

1 medium yellow onion, chopped 

2 cloves garlic, chopped 

3 teaspoons Bahārāt Gulf of Arabia by Camelēr Spice Co. 

185 g(6 oz) tomatoes, peeled and chopped 

1 tablespoon tomato paste 

125 ml (4 fl oz) water 

½ teaspoon sugar 

Salt, to taste 

2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped (optional)

Green beans have long been a staple in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, often prepared simply with olive oil, tomatoes, and aromatic spices. This recipe, featuring green beans simmered in a richly spiced tomato sauce, is enhanced with Bahārāt. This spice blend, known for its warm and complex flavours, complements the fresh beans and tomatoes perfectly, adding depth and a hint of exoticism to the dish. Enjoy this versatile and flavourful recipe as a warm side dish or a room temperature salad, reflecting traditional Middle Eastern culinary practices.

Method

  1. Trim the green beans and remove strings if necessary. Cut the beans into 2-inch (5-cm) lengths or slit them lengthwise for a more traditional presentation.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 8 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chopped garlic and cook for a few seconds longer, until fragrant.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, and Bahārāt Gulf of Arabia spice blend to the pan. Stir well to combine.
  5. Season with salt to taste. Cover the pan and simmer the mixture until the tomatoes are soft and the sauce is well combined, about 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in the prepared green beans and chopped parsley.
  7. Cover the pan again and simmer until the beans are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  8. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with additional fresh parsley if desired