Flat Beans with Olive Oil (Zeytinyağli Yeşil Fasulye)
From the kitchen of Binnur’s Turkish Cookbook.
- 500 gr flat beans
- 50 ml extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1 tbsp crushed tomato
- 1 ½ cups water
First, wash the beans, trim both ends and shave along the sides with a knife. In a large pot place the onion and olive oil. Cook them together for about 3-4 minutes. Add the beans, garlic, salt, sugar, tomatoes and crushed tomato. Pour in 1 cup of water. Leave the lid half open and cook for 35-40 minutes, and add another half cup of water midway through. If needed, you can add more water later.
Let cool for half an hour, then place in a service plate. Pour in a little bit of extra virgin olive oil again. Let cool in the fridge. This dish is served cold as a side.