Tasty Green Beans Recipe – Make Turkish Food At Home
Want to surprise someone with a Turkish food you cooked? Make Green Beans Turkish style!
I am continuing the post series about how to make Turkish food at home, easily and fast. Well…some Turkish dishes are easier than others and today I bring you one fairly easy dish – Green Beans recipe (‘Taze Fasulye’ in the Turkish language).
When I came to Turkey six years ago I was totally amazed by the Turkish food, like almost all foreigners who visit Turkey and this feeling didn’t go away even after such a long time spent here. I am still learning and trying new dishes. Most of the things I cook I learned from my mother-in-law and I am very thankful for that. She taught me how to cook nutritious meals, but also meals that will not take half of my day to cook, so a “win-win” for this mother of two hungry boys.
Today you have an opportunity to learn how to make Green Beans Turkish style. This tasty Turkish dish is very easy to be made, just it may take some time to “clean” the green beans, by cutting the edges and usually cutting in half, if they are too long. I usually go for 5cm in length. While cleaning the green beans, take care about the string that connects two halves of green bean. That “string” sometimes can be strong and not easy to chew, so it’s best to peel it off.
Taze Fasulye – Green Beans
- 1/2 fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped in half
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 onion
- red pepper flakes
- 1.5 tablespoon pepper paste (salça in Turkish language) – omit if you don’t have
- black pepper
- salt to taste
- olive oil
- 3 cups water
1. Heat oil in a big pot. Add chopped onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 2 minutes.
2. Add chopped tomatoes, red pepper flakes, pepper paste, black pepper, salt and green beans.
3. Cook, stirring frequently about 5-6 minutes.
4. Add water, cover and simmer until very tender.*
5. You can serve it hot or cold.**
*If you use a pressure cooker, close it and after you close the valve cook for 15 minutes.
**In Turkey there is a vegan group of dishes called Zeytinyagli (dishes with olive oil), that can be served hot or cold.
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Happy cooking! 🙂
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