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Sauteed Garlic Cilantro Broad Beans

A delicious Mediterranean vegetarian recipe featuring broad beans sauteed with garlic and cilantro. 

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean, middle eastern, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Rahaf AlBochi


  • 1 bag frozen broad beans around 2 cups
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 medium garlic clove minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • salt
  • plain greek yogurt optional


  1. Put 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pot and add the bag of frozen broad beans. Stir together over medium heat for a minute as the beans start to defrost.

  2. Add a ¼ cup water to the pot, lower the heat to medium low, and leave the pot covered for 20 minutes or until the beans are tender and cooked. Check on the beans and give them a quick stir every few minutes, adding water as needed to cook beans thoroughly.

  3. Add the cilantro, garlic, salt and remaining olive oil to the beans and stir together on low heat for one minute.
  4. Serve immediately or at room temperature. You may add yogurt and pita bread to the side (optional).