Fasolia soupa / Bean soup

This is the Greek national dish. A warm and healthy bean soup that doesn’t cost a lot to make, but tastes delicious served with a slice of chunky country bread.

  1. 150 grams butter beans (Gigantes)
  2. water
  3. 1 can tomatoes
  4. 1 onion, chopped
  5. a handful fresh celery leaves*, chopped
  6. 2 small carrots, coarsely chopped
  7. 6 tbsp olive oil (or more if you want)
  8. 1 bay leaf
  9. 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.

Serves 2-3

*Celery leaves: You can use the leaves of both celery and celeriac, or even finely chopped celeriac.


2 responses to “Fasolia soupa / Bean soup

  1. I have made this recipe many times now and I always get complemented on it. There is loads of flavour and it is also very filling, brilliant!

    • Thank you, Tara. Happy you like the soup – so do I! Your comment inspire me to translate more of my recipes to English – because this blog is just a shorter version of my Norwegian original, godgreskmat.wordpress.com/

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