Fry bodi (Caribbean green beans)

Shivi Ramoutar shares this simple, speedy side dish of green beans, onions and ripe tomatoes, which is found across the Caribbean

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 88
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 6g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.3g


  • glug of vegetable oil
  • 1 very ripe small tomato, finely chopped
  • ¼ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 200g pack green beans, trimmed


  1. Heat the oil in a small pan on a medium heat. Add the tomato and onion with a pinch of salt and soften, stirring often, for about 5 mins. Add the garlic and give it a stir, cooking for a further 30 secs. Add the beans, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender, about 10 mins. Season to taste.

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