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White Bean Soup (Fassoulatha)


From EatingWell:  November/December 1990, EatingWell Fast & Flavorful Meatless Meals (2011)

A simple, rich stew of white beans. Serve with Mediterranean Tuna Panini.

8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 2 1/2 hours



  1. Drain beans and cook them, covered, in a large pot of boiling water until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Sauté onions, celery and carrots for 3 to 5 minutes. Add water, the cooked beans, tomatoes, oregano, salt, cayenne and pepper. Simmer vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.


Per serving : 258 Calories; 4 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 42 g Carbohydrates; 14 g Protein; 11 g Fiber; 326 mg Sodium; 1286 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 very lean meat, 1 fat