Green Beans With Corn

Green Beans With Corn |

Mom and dad went a few days ago. We went to the bus depot to send them off. We remembered an old tradition while waiting for their bus and I decided to share it with you. We were chatting and watching people who were leaving and who were saying goodbye to each other. I had a bottle of water in my hand and dad suggested that I could pour that water behind their bus.  Do you have any idea what this means? It is an old tradition to pour some water (generally with a jug or a small bucket) behind someone who is going to somewhere far. When that person goes out of his home, the relatives or parents go out, too and one of them pours some water behind him while he is leaving. If that person is leaving with his car, water is poured towards the car from behind. If he is walking, it is poured behind him just after he walks about 2 meters or so. And the person who pours water doesn’t go to bus station or airport to say him goodbye. But what is the meaning behind this? You know if you pour water, it meets the floor very fast. So pouring water behind someone leaving means wishing that person go and turn back as fast as that water. It is also applied our guests coming from far cities as in our case. Dad’s suggestion was funny as we all knew this should have been done just when they were leaving our home. As it is an old tradition, many people are forgetting it today and we haven’t been doing it for years. But it was nice to remember it, at least I have something to share with you. Guess what? Of course I poured a little water behind their bus when it was leaving and waved goodbye.

And this great summer dish was our last dinner together. Green beans are the most popular vegetbale when it’s summer here. It is used for some various dishes, but commonly cooked as in typical Turkish Green Beans with Tomatoes. However, I wanted to make something different this time. I sauteed it in a wok, stirring occasionaly and never letting it wait long over fire. Some other changes in this dish are corn, garlic, red bell pepper, a few mint leaves and everyone loved this beans dish different from the regular one.

Mısırlı Taze Fasulye

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Green Beans With Corn
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A combination of green beans, corn and red bell pepper is a summer feast on the plate.
Serves: 4
  • 500g green beans, cleaned and cut crosswise
  • 1 onion, chopped in sticks
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped in sticks
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped in sticks
  • 3 tbsp canned corn
  • A few fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper and red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Heat oil in a wok. Saute the onion first.
  2. Add the beans and cook it over medium heat for a few minutes.
  3. Add red pepper sticks and cook for some more minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and garlic. Mix them and cook until the beans get tender.
  5. Add water when there is no water left in the wok.
  6. Toss in corns and mint and season your dish with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
  7. Cook for 2 more minutes. It’s ready to serve.
  8. A cup of yogurt is a great refreshing companion for these beans.


  1. FrenchPressMemos says

    I have not yet heard of this tradition but it sounds beautiful and very symbolic- a nice thing to share. And the beans look lovely too.

  2. says

    Hi Zerren. This recipe looked so familiar, but different with your wonderful additions. In Armenia we call the dish Fassoulia and my mom made it a lot when I was at home. I love the update you’ve done though. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. says

    What a wonderful tradition. The beans look very good, with these warm summer months upon us, I’m always looking for new green bean recipes. Thank you for sharing!

  4. says

    It’s a nice tradition, never heard of it before.
    The beans look perfect for summer!! I love the addition of corn.

  5. says

    Zerrincim, yolcu uğurlamayı ne güzel anlatmışsın. Allah kavuştursun… Fasulye ve mısır uyumu hiç aklıma gelmemişti. taze mısırlarda çıkmışken hemen denemeli…

  6. says

    Waw!! Green beans with corn, colourful & what lovely combined flavours!!

    Why didn’t I think of that?

  7. says

    I’ve never heard of such a tradition…interesting! I like the use of mint leaves in there! :-)

  8. says

    Hey Zerrin, that’s a sweet tradition-I like it!
    These green beans look so good. My Mom used to stew them down like this with tomatoes, and always loved it. I imagine the corn only livens up the situation!

  9. says

    FrenchPressMemos- I wish this tradition is still alive everywhere. A nice way to send someone off.

    The Mom Chef- I know some Turkish dishes are very similar to Armenian dishes. And surprisingly its name sounds almost the same. We call it Fasulye, you call it Fassoulia. That’s a great similarity, isn’t it?

    Anncoo- Thank you! Corn gave a more satisfying flavor to these beans.

    Monet- Thank you! I agree, we can try as many new recipes as we can with green beans when they are in season now.

    The Housewife- This is another reason why I love blog world. We can learn more about different cultures.

    Jeroxie- It is definitely interesting to give such a symbolic meaning to water. But I love it.

    Cherine- Beans and corns are great summer veggies, so why don’t we use it together? That was the idea I had when making this dinner. And it ended up a great result.

    Dokuzuncubulut- Sağolun. Bu geleneğimizi de bu şekilde anımsamış oldum, umarım gelecek kuşaklar da unutmaz. Ben de fasulye ve mısırı bir arada ilk kez bu yemekte denedim ve gerçekten sonuç harika oldu. Tavsiye ederim.

    Sara- Thank you!

    Belinda- Hope this traditon will never be forgotten.

    Sophie- I must admit that I thought it would be a great color combination (green-yellow and red) at first hand rather than the flavors. Luckily, both of them were great in the end!

    Sophia- An interesting but meaningful tradition. Hope it’s never forgotten. I love adding mint to many vegetable dishes, and it works every time.

    Cooking With Kait- Fresh mint was like a surprise for mom. She never combines it with beans, but she loved this verison.

    Stella- Yes, this tradition also shows how much you love the peaople who are leaving. The combo of beans and tomatoes is always great, and addition of corn makes it even better.

  10. says

    What an interesting tradition! I had never heard of that before so I really enjoyed reading about it. This dinner is lovely — I bet it was the perfect final meal with your family!

  11. says

    I love learning about traditions like that! And, your beans with corn looks delicious. I love combining beans, corn, and tomatoes.

  12. OysterCulture says

    What a great tradition, I was trying to think if I knew of anything simliar and nothing immediately comes to mind. I hope they follow that water and come back to see you soon.

    This dish of green beans and corn sounds just delicious, I cannot wait to try it. I’ve always like beans and tomatoes or corn and tomatoes, but have not tried beans, corn and tomatoes. It took you to get me to think of that!

  13. Zeinab says

    Nice tradition.

    I really feel happy with your recipes.

    Thanks a lot


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