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Recipe for Fasolada – Greek Style White Bean Soup

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Fasolada, (or sometimes Fasolia meaning beans) is sometimes called the “national food of the Greeks.”

greek white bean soup horizontal 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.

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