Smoky Sumac Green Beans

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Happy Vegan Food: Fast, Fresh, Simple Vegan

By Bettina Campolucci Bordi

Published 2022

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This recipe was handed down to me by two amazing Egyptian clients who insisted that they teach me one of their traditional dishes. I have been cooking this dish ever since and it is a retreat classic whenever I can source good-quality beans.


  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) green beans – any type, flat or French, it’s up to you, trimmed


Tidy up the beans – if you are using big flat beans, chop them into 4 pieces, if you are using French beans, cut them in half.

Heat a good glug of olive oil in a large pan. Add the garlic and onion and gently fry for about 10 minutes.

Add the sumac and chilli and give everything a good stir, then add the beans, salt and pepper and tomatoes, put a lid on and gently simmer for 15