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Turkish green bean recipe


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5 from 2 reviews

Slow-cooked and sultry, these Turkish green beans may actually be the perfect Thanksgiving side dish. 

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


  • ¼ cup olive oil (plus more to serve)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, green beans, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes. Add a half cup of water (or more) if the stew starts to look too dry.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. To serve, bring the dish to room temperature, taste and adjust seasoning as necessary, and garnish with olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh dill.
  • Author: Stephanie Ganz
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: One-Pot
  • Cuisine: Holiday