Lebanese Green Beans

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"I'm sure I must have copied this from somewhere, as it was scribbled on the back of an electric bill from 2003, but I have no earthly idea where. It makes a nice change from a regular side dish or salad, and works well in summer."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (150.1 g)
  • Calories 85.2
  • Total Fat - 4.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 1.8 mg
  • Sodium - 34.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 4.3 g
  • Protein - 3.1 g
  • Calcium - 104.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Steam green beans for 5-7 minutes, until crisp-tender. Immediately plunge into ice water to prevent further cooking and then drain well.

Step 2

Mix garlic, salt and oil together to form a paste; mix into yogurt.

Step 3

Add parsley, mint and pepper; stir well to combine.

Step 4

Stir green beans into dressing; cover and refrigerate at least one hour to allow flavours to blend.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


dienia b


review by:
(30 Nov 2020)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

This is a gem of a recipe. I made it at 1PM, left it in the fridge until dinner 6PM and the flavours blended beautifully. I used President's Choice Greek Yogurt - it is lovely and thick. It worked well.  The touch of mint comes through. It will be made often Thanks Felix for posting this recipe

(6 Oct 2012)