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Beans Soup (Fasolada, Greek: Φασολάδα )

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Fasolada, fasoulada or sometimes Fasolia meaning beans. Greek words (Greek: φασολάδα, φασουλάδα or φασολια, sometimes written fassolada or fassoulada) is a Greek and Cypriot soup of dry white beans, olive oil, and vegetables, sometimes called the "national food of the Greeks".[1]

The Arabic version is called fasoulia and is found in Iraq, Egypt, Yemen and the Levant (Arabic: فاصوليا‎). In Turkish cuisine, it is Turkish: kuru fasulye.

Fasolada is made by simmering beans with tomatoes and other vegetables such as carrots, onion, parsley, celery, and bay leaf. Lima beans are sometimes used instead of white beans. Recipes vary considerably.

It is often enriched with olive oil either in the kitchen or on the table.

Unlike the Italian fagiolata, the Brazilian and Portuguese feijoada, Romanian fasole and the Spanish fabada, fasolada does not contain meat.


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