Used this recipe as a jumping off point. Substituted organic low sodium veggie broth for the water added a bunch of chopped Swiss chard for some deep green added 4 cloves of garlic and squeezed a half lemon to brighten. Spiced it with extra dried chili peppers. Exceptionally satisfying!!
The first time I made it I added water and it did taste a little bland. However the second time I added chicken stock and it added so much flavor to it! I also doubled the amount of vegetables called for and sauteed garlic with the onions. This has the potential to be a great meal if you aren't afraid to add a little of your own changes to it.
Great Comfort Food I used chicken stock not water and tossed in a large ham hock. I also cooked it in a crockpot - so definitely didn't stick to the letter of the recipe but it came out amazing. I will absolutely make it again.
Awesome with changes To those who made this using water as the liquid I agree it would have been very bland which is why I used vegetable stock instead. I also added one tin cracked black pepper and roasted garlic stewed tomatoes. I added 3 cloves garlic plus pretty much doubled the oregano and I added parsley. I cook a lot so I could tell it would have been bland without the additions. With my additions this is delicious! Next time I might add one diced sweet potato but I didn't have any. To get more protein I ate this soup with a lentil pattie (no bun and no condiments - it doesn't need it) so this was a really enjoyable meal. Pros: Good amount of beans Cons: Water would have made this bland
White Bean Soup (Fassoulatha) When I try a new recipe and it is not that good I usually just toss it and forget about it but this was the most awful I have ever tried and just had to make a comment. For those who liked it I am assuming they like food without any taste. Pros: Nothing about this recipe was good Cons: No taste the worst recipe I have ever tried
Tasteless I just finished making this soup and so sorry I did. What a waste. I keep trying to add seasoning to it to make it taste like something nothing is working. I will probably just toss it out. It is so bad. Do not make this soup. Pros: None Cons: It' tasteless
Bean soup was excellent! I used about 1/2 cup of stewed tomatoes as I had no frishe or tomato paste at the time. Super good... especially along with the Spinach salad. Many thanks. Anne Snyder Halifax NS
Bean soup very similar to the one you propose is part of the Mediterranean Diet. To save on fat/oil and avoid saute the onions celery and carrots use a pressure cooker. In 40 minutes flat your soup is ready! (Beans still need to be soaked overnight.) Gertie K. Athens GR
I cannot wait to try this recipe. I love beans they have so much fiber and other nutrients. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE. I will go to this site looking for more great food ideas. Margaret Bingaman Stevensville MD
Made this tonight addded extra carrots and garlic. Also used vegetable broth instead of water. You can put spicy chicken sausage in too for final 20 minutes. Finish with a little parmesan and more pepper. I will try with spinach next time. E. Harvey Newbury MA