Loubyeh or green beans is a Lebanese vegetarian stew. It’s a one pot dish with lots of flavors, made with few simple ingredients and incredibly easy to make.
Loubyeh is made with fresh green beans and ingredients specific to Lebanese cooking. These specific ingredients are onion, garlic, tomatoes and olive oil. I like to call them essential ingredients because they add so many wonderful flavors to any dish. The garlic, onions, olive oil and tomatoes lend their sweetness to the green beans with a touch of acidity from the tomatoes.
Start by sautéing the onions and garlic in olive oil, in a large pot. Add the green beans, salt, pepper and allspice. Cook until the green beans are tender. Add the tomatoes and simmer.
Serve warm as a main dish accompanied with Lebanese bread or at room temperature as an appetizer.
Loubyeh is one of my favorite meals because it’s so easy to make and keeps well in the fridge for a few days. It’s also delicious no matter how it’s served. I usually make enough so I can take some to work with me the next day for lunch.
I invite you to try my delicious (Loubyeh) green bean stew recipe.
- 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 large onions, thinly sliced
- 4 whole garlic cloves
- 2 pounds green beans, washed, trimmed and each broken in half
- ¼ teaspoon all spice
- Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 16-18 ounce canned whole peeled tomatoes
- In a dutch oven over medium heat, sauté onions in olive oil until translucent. Add the garlic cloves, stir and cook until fragrant.
- Add the green beans, all spice, salt and pepper, toss to coat and cook for 3-5 minutes. Cover and cook on medium low heat for 20 minutes or until the green beans are slightly tender.
- Add the canned tomatoes and stir to combine breaking up the tomatoes. Cover and continue to cook for 15 additional minutes.