Lebanese Green Beans
Making the Pesto Paste:
In a mortar and pestle make a paste by smashing garlic with
(approximately 1/4-1/2 tsp for about 3-4 cloves of garlic). Add
cilantro leaves and continue to pound until you make a nice green
paste. For 4 cloves of garlic, you can probably add close to
good handfulls of cilantro leaves.
Smash up all the cilantro with garlic and salt, pile onto
of Saran wrap, roll into a tube and freeze. You can then slice
a piece whenever you like and use it to flavor beans and other
Making the Beans:
Pour olive oil into a pot and simmer the cilantro pesto over
heat for a couple of minutes. Add your washed and snapped green
beans and simmer over low heat to desired doneness. Lebanese
generally like them pretty done.
Say Bismillah and eat!
Recipe from Arielle's Recipe Archives