Rating: 4.51 stars
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Fasolatha is the national Greek dish. It has nourished generations. Olive oil is one of the vital ingredients of this delicious dish so do not economize with it.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse and strain soaked beans. Place in a large saucepan, and cover with water. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, discarding the water.

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  • Cover the beans with 3 cups water, and bring to a boil. Add onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, thyme, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Cover. Cook for about 50 to 60 minutes, until the beans are soft. Mix the parsley.

  • If using a pressure cooker, cook all ingredients except parsley for 3 to 4 minutes under 15 pounds pressure. Stir in parsley.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fat 18.4g; sodium 198.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (33)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2003
I thought this was delicious: to make it really fast I used canned kidney beans and I thought it was just as good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/07/2009
This didn't come out as flavorful as I was hoping. I ended up adding more tomato paste cause it was too watery. I also added cayenne to give it some flavor. I didn't like the smell either. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2003
I thought this was delicious: to make it really fast I used canned kidney beans and I thought it was just as good! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2008
We used two 14.5 ounce cans of great northern beans rinsed well. We added the beans after the other ingredients had a chance to simmer. People are right about the olive oil; it may sound like a lot but use the full amount. This soup was easy to make and looked and smelled great while it cooked - we couldn't wait to eat it! It was delicious and was a hit at the family post-holiday potluck. Everyone wanted to try the "vegetarian soup" and there were no leftovers to bring home. We'll be making another batch within the week so that we can have more for ourselves. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2009
I took the other reviewers' advice and added more spices. I was out of thyme so I sub-ed sage and ground cloves tossed in a little chopped garlic and an extra tablespoon of tomato paste. Everybody raved. Even my toddler loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
I love this stuff! All my favourite veggies olive and spices. WOW! If it was a person I could marry this!:P The parents loved it and I saved about half an hour using canned beans. I didn't have fresh parsley though so I used dried. Everyone: make this soup! it's a vegetarian/vegan's dream! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2007
This was a great recipe! I often mess up recipes and this was foolproof. Not to mention it is cheap - carrots celery beans and spices I already have on hand? Count me in to eat this many more times. For the one reviewer who had to add bouillon cubes - I think if you didn't have good quality extra-virgin olive oil this wouldn't taste as nourishing. But it is a nice filling vegetable soup and cooks faster than you would think. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
Delicious the first time around...even better after sitting over night. I used canned white kidney beans. Didn't have fresh parsley so I used dried. Other than those two changes I made it according to the recipe. Served it over rice. I will definitely make it again...the same way I did this time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2006
Followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfectly. The first night I had it as a soup which was good but the second night I let it thicken on the stove a bit more and served it over rice which was truly great. It makes a delicious hearty comfort food. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2012
This is a very good soup. I made some changes based on other reviews. I started with 3 c. of water and one bouillon cube. Then I added the onion, carrots, celery, diced tomatoes, 2 Tbs. of tomato paste, oregano, thyme, parsley and olive oil. I omitted the salt because of the bouillon. Once all the vegetables were soft, I added one can of drained and rinsed cannelloni beans (white kidney beans) and 1/2 cup of alphabet pasta. The result was a very hearty soup. I was full after just one bowl. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2010
pretty good! i doubled the spices like everyone else. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/07/2009
This didn't come out as flavorful as I was hoping. I ended up adding more tomato paste cause it was too watery. I also added cayenne to give it some flavor. I didn't like the smell either. Read More
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