Green Beans Istanbul

_1374763710Note: This recipe is a “set it and forget it” meal for the crockpot.  Make double because it goes fast!


  • 2 C organic green beans
    Busy Mama Tip: Use bagged organic snipped green bean
  • 1 small onion
  • ½ lemon, juice of
  • 1 TBS organic tomato paste
  • 1 C water
  • 2-3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea Salt and fresh ground pepper


  1. Dice onion
  2. Whisk lemon juice, tomato paste, water and a pinch of sea salt
  3. In crockpot, toss green beans, onions and 2-3 swirls of olive oil (try to get all green beans lightly coated with some oil)
  4. Pour tomato and lemon juice mixture over the top
  5. Set on high for 3 hours or low for 5-6 hours
  6. Mix well and season with more sea salt and fresh ground pepper as needed (if you are serving an infant or toddler, it’s best to leave the salt off their servings and grind the pepper small)

Green Beans Istanbul can be served hot or cold and tastes even better the next day! I often double or triple it so we have green beans to nibble on for a couple of days.