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Blanc loubia

August 20, 2010

One of the best vegetarian dishes I ate in Morocco was in a little hole-in-the-wall eatery in Casablanca. They were white beans, with no other visually discernible ingredients but white beans. I thought, maybe, they were blanc loubia. But of course they were not (because I can see tomatoes and coriander in these). I will keep searching. In the meantime, here’s a delicious recipe for blanc loubia

You’ll need

  • 2 tins of cannellini beans
  • one onion finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsps of chopped parsley and coriander
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 pinches of tumeric
  • 2 pinches of cumin
  • 1-2 cups of water
  • salt and pepper to taste

To cook

Fry the onion until slightly translucent. Add the garlic, tomatoes, herbs and spices and fry for 3 minutes. Add the beans and water, simmer uncovered for 20-30mins.

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  1. October 10, 2010 3:07 am

    I actually made Loubia the other day. But Lebanese Loubia is actually with green beens. That dish is similar to Fasoulia in arabic food. Thought that was interesting to share :) nice recipe heres my loubia dish http://www.mirauncut.com/loubia-lebanese-green-bean-stew/

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