- 150 grams butter beans (Gigantes)
- 1 can tomatoes
- 1 onion, chopped
- a handful fresh celery leaves*, chopped
- 2 small carrots, coarsely chopped
- 6 tbsp olive oil (or more if you want)
- 1 bay leaf
- salt, pepper
Soak the beans in water overnight. Rinse them, and boil for ten minutes in water. Discard the boiling water, and add about a litre of water. Add the rest of the ingredients except salt and pepper, and boil under a lid for about two hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
*Celery leaves: You can use the leaves of both celery and celeriac, or even finely chopped celeriac.