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Green Beans with Yogurt and Dill

By Mark Bittman

Published June 5, 2024

Like many Mediterranean vegetables, these are cooked until quite soft—none of this crisp-tender business—and commonly served at room temperature, making it a fine dish to prepare in advance.

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Photo: Mike Kenneally/Unsplash
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Green Beans with Yogurt and Dill

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Makes 4 servings 1x

Time 40 minutes

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  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup snipped fresh dill
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup yogurt


  1. Put the oil in a large skillet or flameproof casserole with a lid over medium heat. A minute later, add the onion, along with some salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until it wilts, about 5 minutes. Add the beans, about half the dill, and 1 cup water. Lower the heat, cover, and adjust the heat so the mixture simmers steadily. Cook until the beans are quite tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Uncover and raise the heat so any excess liquid boils away. Add the lemon juice, then stir; taste and adjust the seasoning. Turn off the heat, stir in the yogurt, garnish with the remaining dill, and serve.

— Recipe from The Best Recipes in the World