Fassoulatha (White Bean Soup)


Also known as fasolada, this simple, rich stew is popular in Greek cuisine. Featuring a medley of white beans, tomatoes, carrots and celery, this fragrant stew is perfect for cooler weather. 

Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound dried white beans, soaked overnight

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 large onions, finely chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped

  • 2 large carrots, finely chopped

  • 1 quart water

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and mashed, or 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  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. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
5g Fat
42g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 16g 57%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Vitamin A 3448IU 69%
Vitamin C 10mg 12%
Folate 207mcg 52%
Sodium 321mg 14%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 4mg 23%
Magnesium 106mg 25%
Potassium 876mg 19%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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