Green beans in tarator (Loobieh bel-taheeneh)

June 19, 2013  •  Category:

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. 

green beans be-tahini




Time to forage and dry zaatar for a few weeks.


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  1. Belinda @zomppa says:

    What a simple and fresh recipe!

  2. weavethousandflavors says:

    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

  3. Rosa says:

    A tasty combination! Tarrator is one of my favorite sauces. I use it a lot during the summertime…



  4. 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!

  5. Kalyn says:

    Love the sound of this!

  6. Susan says:

    I finally found zaatar at Penzeys! Now I can try it on dishes such as this 🙂

  7. Katie@Cozydelicious says:

    This looks wonderful. So fresh and full of flavor. Yum!

  8. Jamie says:

    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!

  9. Oui, Chef says:

    Tarator makes EVERYTHING taste better!

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