Lebanese Cuisine,  Side Dishes

Lebanese Green Beans (Lubia)

Lebanese green beans in tomato sauce (Lubia or Loubieh or loubia B’zeit) are warm and flavorful, and a very different way to making green beans, especially if you are looking for new ideas! Green beans are stewed in a delicious tomato and onion broth with warm spices.

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Lebanese Lubia beans recipe

Some dishes remind me of my childhood, this would be one of them! I love to serve this as a side dish with Lebanese Chicken Rice. The combination of the rice and pine nuts from the chicken rice, and the stewed green beans from the side dish makes for an amazing flavor experience.

The Lebanese green beans name is loubia b’zeit, which means Lebanese green beans with oil. It has several spelling variations like loubieh, loubyeh etc.

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Not only are Lebanese stewed green beans super tasty, this meal together is one of my favorite go-to meals when I’m in a hurry, and it is a family friendly dinner as well! Let’s get to it!

This side dish is also, Whole30 compliant if cooked with ghee instead of butter! Want to read more about Lebanese food? Read my article on the 9 most popular Lebanese dishes!

What are the ingredients for Lebanese Green Beans and tomatoes? (Loubia B’zeit)

The ingredients are very simple for this easy Middle Eastern recipe. It is a classic Lebanese dish that is very common and it’s so easy a child can make it. The ingredients are:

  • Green beans (either canned or fresh)
  • Butter or ghee (some recipes call for olive oil)
  • Tomato sauce or tomato puree
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Cinnamon (or Lebanese 7 spices)

How to make Mediterranean green beans- Lubia Recipe

Finely chop the onions. Add butter and diced onions to a sauce pan and sauté on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until the onions become clear.

Sautéing  onions in butter to make Lebanese Loubieh Recipe

Drain 2 cans of green beans and reserve about 1/4 cup of the water. Feel free to use fresh green beans also! Just make sure to cook it longer. Add one can of tomato sauce and spices as well. Rinse the can of tomato sauce out with the reserved water and add it to the sauce pan. Add the spices. You are going to love these braised green beans.

Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes

Stir to combine and simmer covered over medium heat for 20-25 minutes. Serve by itself or over rice. We love to eat it with Lebanese Chicken Rice. Enjoy!

Can I make Lebanese lubia beans with fresh string beans?

Yes of course! Allow about 20 more minutes of cooking time for the beans to be cooked through if you are making this recipes with fresh green beans.

What pairs well with Lebanese green beans?

Lebanese green beans and tomatoes pairs well with many things. One common way of eating it is with beef and over Lebanese Vermicelli Rice. The rice pairs so well with it and it is a wonderful Lebanese vegetarian option to have. Lubia beans also go wonderfully with some hot fresh pita bread. And as always, these Mediterranea green beans are delish when served with a dollop of plain yogurt. Enjoy!

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Lebanese Green beans with cinnamon

Lebanese Green Beans Recipe (Lubia)

Emily Ackerman
Lebanese stewed green beans in tomato sauce are warm and flavorful, and a very different way to making green beans, especially if you are looking for new ideas! Green beans are stewed in a delicious tomato and onion broth with warm spices.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine lebanese
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 14.5 oz cans Green Beans reserve 1/4 cup water
  • 1 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 3 tbsp Butter some recipes use olive oil
  • 1 teas Salt
  • ½ teas Pepper heaping
  • ¼ teas Cinnamon heaping

Instructions
 

  • In a 2 qt. saucepan, sauté the onions in the butter for 4-5 minutes or until onions begin to become clear
  • Add green beans and tomato sauce
  • Rinse the tomato sauce can out with reserved water and add to the saucepan
  • Add the spices and simmer on medium heat for 25 minutes
  • Serve with Lebanese Chicken Rice

Notes

*Fresh green beans can be substituted, but at a least 20 minutes should be added to the cooking time
Keyword Lebanese green beans, Lubia Recipe, Loubia B’zeti, Lebanese green beans and tomatoes, Arabic Green beans recipe
Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Classic Lebanese stewed green beans is the perfect vegetarian and Whole30 compliant side dish. Made with fresh or canned green beans, simmered with tomato sauce and onions, with warm spices, including cinnamon, this healthy, Mediterranean recipe will not disappoint. #vegan #vegetarian #paleo #Lebanesefood #healthyfood #mediterraneandiet
Savory green beans cooked with tomato sauce and onions, along with Mediterranean spices makes the perfect Lebanese side dish. -APinchOfAdventure

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