Loubia B’Zeit

I have recently been busy travelling, I was away in Turkey then I head to the UK this weekend so I have been busy busy busy!

Turkey was one amazing feast- I bought these lovely fresh green beans back with me to Dubai to make Loubia B’Zeit, I could not resist!

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Vegan options in Turkey were plenty. Here is a quick round up of my favorite meals starting with the pilaf with chickpeas, vegan lahm b ajin, cig kofte sandwich (my fave! – A street food turkish staple, the kofte is actually vegan and made from nuts, bulgur and pepper paste they then add tomatoes, pomegranate molasses, mint and lettuce all in a wrap) and Vitamin bars which are their juice bars they are EVERYWHERE!


Back to the loubia!


  • 1 Kilo fresh loubia (fresh green beans)*
  • 3 tomatoes chopped in big chunks
  • 10 garlic cloves. 7 whole for the pan and 3 crushed with the sauce
  • 2 red onions chopped finely
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 green chili chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

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  1. Start by cutting off both pointy ends of the loubya.
  2. In a large sautee pan – Place the loubya layer first then add  garlic, onion, chili. Finally add the tomatoes on top, drizzle over the tomato sauce with the crushed garlic and olive oil.
  3. Put on high heat at the beginning until it boils should take about 5 minutes. Once it boils bring the heat back down and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes.

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*If you don’t have access to fresh green beans, frozen will do.

7 thoughts on “Loubia B’Zeit

  1. I love your recipes. I am an Armenian who’s grown up in Canada, and a lot of what your post is very familiar. But I can’t find what you include in the 7 spices. What are they?

    • Thanks for visiting my blog Maral 🙂 I buy the 7 spices ready in one mix from the market however if you can’t find this in Canada
      They are :

      Original recipe makes 2 cups
      1/2 cup ground black pepper
      1/2 cup ground cumin
      1/2 cup paprika
      1/4 cup ground coriander
      1/4 cup ground cloves
      4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
      4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
      2 teaspoons ground cardamom

      It actually adds up to 8 and not 7 spices, not sure why they are called 7 🙂

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