This recipe is my adaptation to a Lebanese dish called Lubya bi-zayt or Green Beans in Oil that uses just a few ingredients. Tender green beans, ripe, juicy tomatoes, and soft melt-in-your-mouth diced onion, don’t get any better than this. You will find other recipes with slight variations, even one that includes ground beef (which my sons love), but my husband and I prefer this meatless preparation, which allow the beans to shine.
Serve it hot or cold, as a side or a main dish with rice or pita bread. If you can find the flat green beans, they are particularly delicious, but they can be hard to find. And, if you’re fortunate enough to have any leftovers, they will taste even better the next day.