Habichuelas Guisadas Recipe

Braise crunchy green beans with garlic, tomatoes, and a rich vegetable broth for a simple vegan side that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Serves: 4 to 6 
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
3 scallions, white parts only, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced 
1 ½ pounds|680 grams green beans, washed, trimmed and cut into ½-inch sections
¾ cup|177 ml vegetable broth
½ cup|140 grams crushed tomatoes
kosher salt, to taste 


Heat a large skillet over medium. Add a layer of oil, then add the scallions and garlic and cook until soft, about 1 minute. Add the green beans and cook until they start to turn bright green, about 2 minutes, then stir in the broth and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook until the green beans are completely tender, about 8 minutes. Season with salt, then transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with olive oil. 

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