Cyprus national dish

Bean soup (Fasolada)

For people who like a more simple meal, Cyprus has the national dish of sailors’ beans, called “fasolada”,

Bean soup (Fasolada)

· ? kilo (1 lb 2 oz) medium-sized beans
· 2 medium-sized scarped and sliced carrots
· 2 medium-sized chopped onions
· 2 ripe chopped tomatoes
· Some chopped celery
· 1 teacup olive oil
· Salt and Pepper
Soak the beans in water overnight to soften up. The following day rinse, drain and place them in a pot with water. Add the carrots, the celery, the tomatoes, the onions, the olive oil and let everything boil over a medium fire for about 1 ? to 2 hours. Serve warm with anchovies or grilled herring and black olives
The above recipe is for 5-6 servings
Fasolada is a very popular bean soup. It is usually eaten with feta cheese and crusty bread.
1 pound navy beans.
1/2 cup olive oil.
2 cups chopped onions.
2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional.)
1 large carrot, chopped.
2 stalks celery, chopped.
1 6oz-can tomato puree.
3 quarts water.
1 cup chopped parsley.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Soak the beans in hot water for 30 minutes. Saute the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery in oil until limp. Add the tomato puree and the water. Bring to a boil. Drain the beans and add them. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for about 2 hours, or until beans are tender. Add the parsley 15 minutes before removing from the heat.
6 to 8 servings.

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