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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fasolada = Greek Bean Soup

What you need:

* 500 g white dried beans which you soak in water for at least 6 hours

* 2 celery stalks, chopped
* 2 carrots, chopped
* 1 onion, chopped
* a bit of garlic
* some oregano, some black pepper and some chopped parsley
* olive oil
* 1 tin of tomatoe cubes
* 3 vegetable stock cubes
* 2250 ml of water

How to make it:

Heat up the water and once it's boiling you put your stock cubes in, the beans and the carrots. Simmer these on medium-low heat for at least 1 hour.

Heat up the olive oil in another pan and add the onion, the garlic and celery. Bake these slowly.
Add the tomatoes and let it simmer for at least 10 more minutes.

Add these ingredients to the beans.

Add oregano, pepper (to taste) and parsley. Leave it all to simmer for at least one more hour or untill the beans are tender.
Serve with bread.
At this stage the batteries of my camera were empty. So I can't show you any more pictures but I'm sure you will be able to make this soup! It's so rich you can easily use it as a "stand alone" meal.
This is a picture I found on the net, showing you what it looks like when served:

Enjoy your meal!

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