Greek White Bean Soup-Fasolada

"Fasolada also known as Fasolatha or Fasoulada is a delicious, vegan white bean soup from Greece. This soup is considered as the National dish of Greece."
-- @greenbowl2soul
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Prep time 35mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1 cups raw white bean
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 5 garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoons dry oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • Salt as per taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cups water/ vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Step 1

    Soak white beans in water for atleast 7-8 hours or overnight.

  • Step 2

    Put the soaked beans, and around 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 2-3 whistles. The beans should only be partially cooked.

  • Step 3

    In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat some oil. Add the grated garlic and onions. Saute till onions become translucent.

  • Step 4

    Add celery and carrots, saute for 2-3 minutes and then add the grated tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes for around 5-6 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Next, add in the tomato paste, oregano, pepper, cumin powder, paprika, and salt. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Add the vegetable stock/ water and white beans. Let it simmer for around 15-20 minutes. Switch off the gas.

  • Step 7

    Take out the soup in a serving bowl, drizzle extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Enjoy with any bread of your choice.

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