"I learned how to make this while visiting
my husband's family in Syria. It can be a healthy, fast, easy vegetarian/vegan main dish for lunch or dinner that is surprisingly
filling when eaten with pita bread, or it can be a flavorful side dish."
* 1 (16 ounce)
package frozen cut green beans
* 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
* salt to taste
* 1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1. Place the green beans into a large pot, and drizzle with
olive oil. Season with salt to taste, and put the lid on the pot. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until
beans are cooked to your desired doneness. Syrians like it cooked until the green beans are turning brownish in color. The
idea is not to saute them, but to let them steam in the moisture released by the ice crystals.
2. Add cilantro and garlic
to the beans, and continue to cook just until the cilantro has started to wilt. Eat as a main course by scooping up with warm
pita bread or serve as a side dish.