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Green beans with garlic

Sarımsaqla göy lobya - Green beans with garlic
Green beans with garlic are a tasty dish, easy to prepare.

Served with crusty fresh bread, they make a light, healthy lunch, while traditionally they are served as an accompaniment to other dishes.

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 5 hours (including cooling time)
Serves: 3-4 as a side salad


  • 400 g/1 lb green beans (runner beans or French beans)
  • 25 g/1 oz garlic
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 75 g/3 oz grape vinegar
  • a few sprigs of dill
  • salt
  • a few spoonfuls of plain yoghurt (optional)


  • Cook the green beans in salted water for 6 to 10 minutes.
  • Strain and set aside to cool.
  • When chilled, add the crushed garlic, vinegar and vegetable and mix thoroughly. leave for 2 to 4 hours for the flavours to penetrate the beans.
  • Sprinkle with finely chopped dill.
  • Serve with plain yoghurt (optional).

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