Greek Bean Soup Recipe

Step 1

Wash beans and soak overnight in cold water. The next day, in a soup kettle, bring the beans to a boil in the soaking water. Skim off the foam, then add the remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer gently until the beans are tender, about 3 hours. Serve hot.

Note: Less frequently, the soup is pureed through a sieve. Also, you may add the herbs during the last hour or so of cooking, if you wish.

From: "The Food of Greece" by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles. Avenel Books, New York.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Dried navy beans
  • 2 Onions; chopped
  • 2 Celery stalks with leaves
  • - chopped
  • 2 Carrots; scraped & diced
  • 4 Sprigs fresh parsley;chopped
  • 1c Chopped, drained tomatoes
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Sprigs fresh mint or thyme
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3c Olive oil

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