Greek Bean Soup

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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Greek Bean Soup 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)

  • 500g/ 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
  • 100ml/ 3.5 fl oz olive oil
  • 10 grains 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.
Greek Bean Soup You should try this authentic, tasty greek food.

Author Zambia Sifaki