14 Reviews

This was a terrific side dish and I didn't even add in the allspice.

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ummrabiah January 24, 2011

Very good for DD1 (4 years old) and I but I did use Baharat Aka Middle East Mixed Spices - the Real Mix instead of allspice which is a common substitution I make, I also used a larger quantity. I omitted the sugar to be healthier and used frozen green beans and a bit of extra garlic. I did not add the pepper as there was already a significant amount in the spice mix and I added sea salt, to taste, not measure. I did not think the parsley would go well with this so I didn't use that option. Like others I had to add the additional water but that may be because I used drained canned tomatoes rather than fresh ones. I served this over rice as a main vegetarian dish. I would make this again for myself but not DH as he doesn't like green beans.

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UmmBinat January 31, 2012

This was easy enough to put together and I really liked the flavors. Only thing I would do next time is not serve it over rice as recommended. I liked it better just as a nice green bean side dish. Made for ZWT6

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morgainegeiser June 14, 2010

A very nice way to prepare fresh green beans. It was served over steamed basmati rice. I used roma tomatoes and did find that the dish required more than the 1/4 cup water that was suggested. Made for *ZWT6*

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PaulaG June 12, 2010

This turned out surprisingly well, and was quite tasty. I do have a few suggestions to make about the actual recipe, though: unless you have very wet tomatoes, or are using canned ones, you will almost assuredly need the extra 1/4 cup water (and next time, I plan to use more). The recipe doesn't state how high to cook at during the final cooking phase -- we guessed it was low heat. Finally, keep an eye on it during that final phase -- we didn't, and the mixture got baked to the pan and was too dry (which is why we'll be adding more water next time). Still, it ended up being quite good tasting, despite all these problems! Edited to add: we've now made this several more times, and it gets better each time. I recommend using lots of extra garlic. Also, we like having it over pasta instead of rice sometimes.

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Rivkadr September 30, 2008

This was easy to whip up and feels very healthy, but we found it pretty bland.

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Kamark May 03, 2008

Yummy! This was so good. I can't wait to make it again. Even my 4 and 8 year olds cleared there plates

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haskinsfam July 18, 2007

Wonderful dish! We're not too familiar with Middle Eastern cooking so the combination of flavors in this dish were quite new to us. DH and I both enjoyed this and will make it again.

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Acerast June 09, 2007

Wow! This was delicious! I wanted a quick after work dinner for 2, so I used a can of Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes with basil and garlic (and one fresh, large tomato diced) and a can of organic french cut green beans. I also didn't have any allspice so I omitted that and the sugar. I served it over brown rice. I served it as a main dish with toasted english muffins (like Tomato on Toast). Some possible variations would be to add slivered almonds or shredded chicken. This was SO good and easy to make! I will definitely make again and again. Thank you!

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SugarPlum336 September 11, 2006
Middle Eastern Green Beans and Tomatoes