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fasolada
Fasolada
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 50 mins
 
Fasoláda is a traditional Greek and Cypriot soup with white beans, olive oil and vegetables.
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Cypriot, Greek, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Vera Abitbol
Ingredients
  • 2 cups dried white beans
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 3 scallions , finely diced
  • 3 carrots , sliced
  • 1 stalk celery (with leaves) , chopped
  • 3 ripe tomatoes , seeded and chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 10 cups boiling water
  • ½ bunch parsley , finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
Instructions
  1. Soak the beans in a large amount of cold water for 12 hours at room temperature.
  2. Rinse and boil in plenty of water for 15 minutes in a covered large pot.
  3. Drain and discard the water.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron or non-stick pot.
  5. Sweat the onions and garlic over low heat then add all other ingredients and cover with boiling water.
  6. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Bring back to boil and cook on high for 5 minutes.
  8. Then lower the heat to medium/low and simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  9. Add boiling water while cooking, if necessary.
  10. Check the tenderness of the beans. Increase the cooking time if necessary.
  11. Serve hot with lemon juice and parsley.
Recipe Notes
  • Optional: drizzle a little olive oil before eating.