Greek Bean Soup

Delicious beans with onion, celery, carrots and olive oil. All tied together, compose and take off with a delicious result, a dried bean soup!
The ingredients are simple and we can find them easily. May be the olive oil is in some places hard to find, but the rest are common everywhere, I hope.
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An easy recipe even for those who do not have much experience with the Greek cuisine or the cuisine in general and would like to make this delicious and hearty soup!
It is a recipe for the winter but you can enjoy it in any season.
Let's make a Greek bean soup!

Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 500 gr/ 18 oz dried beans
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 medium onions, dried
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 large glass of tomato juice concentrate
  • 100 ml/ 3.5 fl oz olive oil
  • 10 prilled allspice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 chili pepper
  • Sea salt & pepper
Soak the beans overnight in a lot of water, along with a teaspoon of salt.
When the time comes to boil them, drain and place the beans in a pot with enough water to cover them, along with the allspice and the bay leaves.
After 10 - 15 minutes boiling remove from the heat, empty the water to the sink, remove the bay leaves and allspice and add fresh water to the pot.
Cut the vegetables into small pieces and put them into the pot, add olive oil, the chili pepper and tomato sauce.
Cook over medium heat for some time. It is difficult to give a precise time since it depends on the beans. A rough estimate would be 1h:30' in the pot or 20'-30' if you use pressure cooker.
In one hour (assuming we don't use pressure cooker) we check whether they have softened, and add salt and pepper to taste. If necessary supplement hot water and boil for a while until the soup thickens.
You should try this authentic, tasty greek food.


  1. I love beans in anything so I know I will like this recipe. Diane

  2. Great soup,irresistible recipe!!!
    Have a nice day :))

  3. Great meal for the winter! Delicious :)

  4. I love all Greek food and this soup looks like a winner. The only problem I can see is with the tomato juice concentrate. I have never heard of it. I was wondering if that is similar to paste?

  5. This sounds and looks delicoius. I love soups during winter time. I will save this until then.

  6. @ Food, Fun and Life in the Charente
    Hi Diane
    Me too. We eat "fassolada" (bean soup) a lot, it is a healthy dish.

  7. @ Duxa
    It's an easy and tasty bean soup for all time.
    Try it!

    Have a nice weekend

  8. @ From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    It is not as thick as paste but you can use paste instead. Use 70 gr / 2.5 oz paste.

  9. Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany)
    I keep forgetting that some people are enjoying the summer during these cold and rainy days for us.

  10. ooh this picture is beautiful!
    it makes my tummy grumble, hehe (:

  11. Hi, I just found your blog, and your soup looks delicious.



  12. This looks delicious, I love bean soups, they are so hearty, not to mention healthy! Have a wonderful weekend!


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