Lima Beans in Olive Oil
(Zeytinyagli Ic Fasulye Yemegi)
2 cups Lima beans, frozen
1/2 cup tomato, diced, canned or fresh tomato
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped or 2-3 green (fresh) garlic, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
75 ml extra virgin olive oil, half for cooking, half for after cooking
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup hot water
2 leaves of fresh mint, chopped
Put the olive oil, diced tomato, garlic and salt in a medium size pot. Cook for 5 minutes on low heat. Then, add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes on medium low heat, turn the heat off. Let it cool down first. Pour the rest of the olive oil and sprinkle fresh mint all over it, stir. Serve the dish at room temperature or chilled.
You may also serve this dish with yogurt sauce with garlic by the side.
* If you use fresh Lima Beans, more water will be needed with longer cooking time.
Labels: Olive Oil Dishes