White Bean Soup (Fassoulatha)
Drain beans and cook them, covered, in a large pot of boiling water until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Drain.Advertisement
Heat oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Saute onions, celery and carrots for 3 to 5 minutes. Add water, the cooked beans, tomatoes, oregano, salt, cayenne and pepper. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.
2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1 fat