Green beans in tarator (Loobieh bel-taheeneh)
June 19, 2013 • Category: Salads
Summer is around the corner and with it all the veggies that one’s heart may desire; let’s start with the green beans, shall we? These are simply boiled or steamed a bit and dressed with a tarator sauce. This would be a great side dish for kafta kebabs or a light dinner course.
INGREDIENTS: 4 servings
- 1/2 lb green beans
- 1/2 cup tahini, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/3 cup (or more) water, salt
- chopped parsley
1. Boil or steam the beans (after washing them and sniping the ends); chop and mash the garlic in a mortar with a dash of salt and transfer the garlic paste to a bowl; pour the tahini, lemon juice and water and stir continuously until the sauce is smooth and creamy; if it is too stiff, add more water. Taste and adjust seasoning. Pour on the beans, add some parsley and serve.
Time to forage and dry zaatar for a few weeks.
9 Comments • Comments Feed
Belinda @zomppa says:
What a simple and fresh recipe!
On June 19, 2013 at 8:25 am
I totally want to make this Joumana! What a nice nice way to eat green beans and that pic of your zaatar makes me green with envy 🙂
chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors
On June 19, 2013 at 8:53 am
A tasty combination! Tarrator is one of my favorite sauces. I use it a lot during the summertime…
On June 19, 2013 at 10:36 am
stacey snacks says:
I have been addicted to Z’aatar lately, and I love those flat Romano beans, they are so hard to find around me. Lovely summer dish!
On June 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm
Love the sound of this!
On June 21, 2013 at 2:32 pm
I finally found zaatar at Penzeys! Now I can try it on dishes such as this 🙂
On June 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm
This looks wonderful. So fresh and full of flavor. Yum!
On June 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm
I’ve been seeing so many recipes for green beans around lately but I think I like this one the best! I love the tahini and garlic!
On June 25, 2013 at 2:39 am
Oui, Chef says:
Tarator makes EVERYTHING taste better!
On June 27, 2013 at 6:30 am