Recipe for Fasolada – Greek Style White Bean Soup
Fasolada, (or sometimes Fasolia meaning beans) is sometimes called the “national food of the Greeks.”
Fasolada (White Bean) Greek Soup Recipe Ingredients::
- 1 lb. white beans
- 1 cup canned or fresh tomatoes
- 1/2 cup tops, chopped celery
- 2 finely chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley
- 3 small, diced carrots
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
- 3 tablespoons fresh chopped herbs, such as parsley or chives
How to Prepare Fasolada Greek (White Bean) Soup:
Wash the beans well and let them soak in a medium bowl filled with water.
In the morning drain off the water and put in a saucepan with 8 cups of cold water.
Bring to a boil on medium-high heat, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 1 hour on low heat.
Add remaining ingredients and cook gently for about an hour or until the beans and vegetables are tender. Garnish with fresh chopped herbs, if desired.
** This recipe contains olive oil, so this recipe won’t be suited for a strict fast.
This post was written by Greek Boston