Bean soup  (Fasolada)

Bean soup (Fasolada)
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  • dried white beans: 500 gr.
  • carrots: 3, sliced thickly
  • onions: 2, finely chopped
  • tinned tomatoes: 400 gr.
  • olive oil: ½ cup
  • celery: 3 stalks
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • chilli pepper: 1 (optional)


  1. Soak beans in water overnight. The next day, wash and boil them over low heat until tender (about 1 hour). Drain beans and rinse saucepan. Heat oil and sauté  the onion and carrots for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, chilli pepper and celery.

  2. As soon as the sauce boils, add the beans and a litre of warm water. Continue cooking until the bean soup is nice and thick. At the end, remove chilli pepper and serve hot.