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How to Make Green Beans Salad with Olive Oil

Green Beans with Olive Oil
2 pound green beans
1 large onion chopped
2 cloves minced garlic or more if you prefer
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoons lemon juice or as needed
1 cup of water
½ teaspoon black pepper
Salt to taste
In a medium saucepan, put olive oil and chopped onions fry them until they become transparent. Add the beans and cumin fry for 5 minutes stirring continuously until their color are bright green, add the water bring it to a boiling point cook for 6 minutes then cover the saucepan and reduce the temperature to very low-heat; let it cook for 8 – 10 minutes or until tender.
Add the lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper stir it together, cover the saucepan and cook for 2 – 4 minutes. Remove from heat; transfer the beans to a serving plate.
Serve cold.


How to Make Vegetables with Lemon

Vegetables with Lemon


½ kg        potatoes cut them quarters

¼ kg        cauliflower florets

¼ kg         zucchini cut them to thick slices

1                 cup green beans

1                 cup fava beans

1                 large onion cut slices

2                tablespoons chopped parsley

2                 cloves chopped garlic

2                 teaspoons cumin powder

2                 teaspoons chopped coriander or powder

¼              teaspoon black pepper

3                 tablespoons olive oil

1                 juice of lemon

½             lemon rind (peel)

1 ½         cups of water  

Salt and pepper to taste.


Put onion in saucepan with olive oil and cook until the onion become tender and transparent, add the garlic, cumin, coriander, black pepper cook for one or two minutes.

 Add the potatoes, cauliflower; zucchini stir all the ingredients together well. Then add the lemon juice, rind and the water to cover the vegetables Cook them on a low heat for 20 minutes. Then add green fava beans and green beans continue to cook for 15 minute more or until the vegetables are done.  Then transfer the vegetables to a large platter top with chopped parsley.

Serve with cooked white rice and salad.