Fasolada/Cannellini Beans Soup
 
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Soup
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 2 cups beans
  • 400 gr./14 oz. chopped tomatoes in their juice
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • A bunch of celery, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Water for the first boil of the beans
  • Water to cover the beans plus 3 cm. above them
  • Salt, pepper to taste
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Put the beans in a pot and cover them with water.
  2. Place the pot over high heat and boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain them and throw away this water.
  4. In the same pot add the drained beans, the carrots, the tomatoes, the celery, the onion, the sugar, the pepper, the cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Refill with water to cover the beans plus 3cm. above them.
  6. Place over high heat and when they start to boil lower to medium and boil for at least 2 to 3 hours depending on the beans.
  7. After two hours test and if they are soft, add the olive oil and salt.
  8. Let it boil for 5 minutes more and then turn off the fire.
  9. The reason why we put salt at the end is because in this way we avoid making the beans tough.
  10. The reason why we put the olive oil at the end is because it is better for the oil not to boil for a long time.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/fasoladacannellini-beans-soup/