Flat beans (Yesil fasulye)

500 gr flat beansTaze Fasulye
50 ml extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tbsp sugar
2 tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp crushed tomato
1 1/2 cups water
Salt

First, wash the beans, trim both ends and shave along the sides with a knife. In a large pot place the onion and olive oil. Cook them together for about 3-4 minutes. Add the beans, garlic, salt, sugar, tomatoes and crushed tomato. Pour in 1 cup of water. Leave the lid half open and cook for 35-40 minutes, and add another half cup of water midway through. If needed, you can add more water later.

Let cool for half an hour, then place in a service plate. Pour in a little bit of extra virgin olive oil again. Let cool in the fridge. This dish is served cold as a side.

 

Recipe taken from Binnur’s Turkish Cookbook.

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