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Greek white bean soup in a bowl with some bread pieces white beans and lemon on the side

Greek White Bean Soup- Fasolada

Fasolada also known as Fasolatha or Fasoulada is a delicious, vegan white bean soup from Greece. It's also considered as the National dish of Greece.
Course Soup
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 260kcal


  • 1 cup dried white beans
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato grated
  • 4-5 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt as per taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cups water/ vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Soak white beans in water for atleast 7-8 hours or overnight.
  • Put the soaked beans, and around 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 2-3 whistles. The beans should only be partially cooked.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, heat some oil. Add the grated garlic and onions. Saute till onions become translucent.
  • Add celery and carrots, saute for 2-3 minutes and then add the grated tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes for around 5-6 minutes.
  • Next, add in the tomato paste, oregano, pepper, cumin powder, paprika, and salt. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock/ water and white beans. Let it simmer for around 15-20 minutes. Switch off the gas.
  • Take out the soup in a serving bowl, drizzle extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Enjoy with any bread of your choice.


Though this soup can be made using canned as well as home-cooked beans, try cooking beans at home- the soup will be tastier.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 896mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3545IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 4mg