Though several Turkish dishes traditionally are prepared with meat, fish, or cheese, you can also easily make equally delicious vegan versions of them. These Turkish-style green beans are based on a Turkish dish but have less fat and more spices! This recipe adds turmeric and dried mint to the mix, which add more layers of flavor and depth to the meal.
Turkish-Style Green Beans [Vegan, Grain-Free]
- 1 onion, cut into strips
- 7 ounces tomatoes, cut into medium-sized pieces
- 17.6 ounces green beans
- 1 tablespoon vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- Chili, to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried mint
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- In a medium pot add 7/8 cup of water and bring to a boil. Then, add the onions and tomatoes. Wash the green beans and cut the both ends. Cut into smaller pieces and throw into the pot. Bring the whole thing to a boil, turn the heat to the lowest setting and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes until the beans are al dente.
- Add 2/5 cup of water and the remaining ingredients. Stir gently and finish cooking (do not stir too often to keep the beans completely). Depending on freshness and quality of the beans, this can take up to an hour. If necessary, season with salt.
- This dish can be eaten warm, but also cold. If you like, you can also add some diced potatoes in the last 20 minutes of cooking.