Armenian Green Beans
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Armenian
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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 3 cups trimmed green beans, whole or cut in half
  • 4 medium fresh tomatoes, chopped or 1 ½ cups undrained canned tomatoes, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Sauté the onions in the oil or butter until translucent.
  2. Add the beans and cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until they turn a bright, shiny green.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, lemon juice, herbs, and spices.
  4. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, 10 to 15 minutes, until the beans are tender and the flavors have married.
  5. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
Recipe by Moosewood Restaurant & Recipes | Ithaca, NY at