Monday, July 26, 2010

Red Bean Soup -Fasolada – (Greek Recipe)

Recipe for 6

500gr dried white beans (placed in a bowl covered with tab water for at least 8 hours)
1 large potato cut into 1inch cubes
1 large onion, peeled and thickly chopped
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 sticks celery, strings removed and sliced
4 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped (or 1 can mashed tomatoes)
1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional)
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 bay leave
Handful of thickly chopped celery leaves
Freshly ground black pepper


Drain the beans and place in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil, skimming off any froth with a slotted spoon. Add all the other ingredients except the seasonings, and simmer for at least 1 hour or until tender. Allow to cool slightly, season with salt and pepper, and serve into bowls. Enjoy with some crusty bread and some uncooked onion on the side.


Tip: For a tasty Greek recipe you may also a simple Greek salad!