2 Cups of Great Northern Beans or White Kidney Beans
2 Celery Stalks
4-5 cloves of garlic
1 can of Herbs and Spice Tomato
2 bay leaves
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
4-5 tablespoons of Olive or Vegetable Oil
Soak beans overnight, then drain and wash thoroughly.
In a large casserole 3/4 full, place beans and bring to a boil.
Add potato (cut 3/4 inch thick), carrots, celery (each cut inch thick), onions (in 8 pieces), can of herbs and spice tomato, garlic, oil and salt and black pepper to taste.
Continue boiling for approximately 45 minutes or until beans are tender.
You may add a few pieces of ham or bacon if you so choose.
A tablespoon or 2 of Mr. Goudas Trinidad Hot Sauce adds all the flavour in the world.
A small reminder that this hot sauce contains papaya, celery, onions, garlic and parsley.
This soup is very nutritious and contains a lot of Fibre, Calcium, Iron, Vitamins A and C, and almost no fat.
In a few words, the Great Northern Bean Soup is full of goodness.
According to food historians, Great Northern Beans or fassolatha have been around since the history of the ancient Greeks, and this is the national dish of Greece.
It is best served with lots of crusty bread, feta cheese and olives.
It is very easy to make, takes a little time to prepare but the results are superb, delicious and tasteful.
It is a main course not a side dish and not an appetizer!
Nevertheless, be warned, the acoustic sounds experienced the next day are similar to those of a live concert!!...(Please do not laugh this is a very serious matter!)
It is important to let you know that this dish is very simple, but like all good soups made from scratch, it requires some preparation time.
If you have the time, we suggest you make it, however, if time is of essence to you, then as always, Mr. Goudas has brought this bean delight to you, ready-to-eat, made to perfection with lots of love and NO MSG.
This is just another example of superb cuisine.
To all our Greek friends: kali orexi (which means good appetite).
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Please Note: Salt is used as an ingredient in many recipes from all over the world, however, in this website, we have mentioned the ingredient salt, in the following recipes