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Ancient Bean soup – (Fasolada)

Greek : Φασολάδα
Serves / Yields : 6 persons


  • 2 cups white beans
  • 1/2 liter water
  • 200 gr. lard
  • 3 onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 liter beef broth
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 2 bay leafs
  • salt and pepper


Soak the beans in water over night. Then boil them in a little water for 5 minutes. Take the pressure cooker off the heat and cover for 1 hour. Pour the beans and bay leaf into the beef broth and slowly boil for 2 hours. Sauti the onion in the lard and then add the parsley, the coriander, the salt and pepper. Add this to the beans. Add the honey and allow to boil slowly for a few more minutes. Before serving, add the garlic cloves that have been passed through a garlic press and mixed with the oil.

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