Greek Style White Bean Soup Fasolada, (or sometimes Fasolia meaning beans) is sometimes called the “national food of the Greeks.”
Fasolada (White Bean) Greek Soup Recipe
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 chopper 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.