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Fasolada

Fasolada
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Alternative namesFasoulada, fasoulia
TypeSoup
Region or stateCyprus, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Spain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey and Yemen
Main ingredientsDry white beans, olive oil, vegetables

Fasolada, fasoulada or sometimes fasolia (Arabic: فاصوليا), (Greek: φασολάδα, φασουλάδα or φασόλια) is a Greek, Mediterranean, and Cypriot soup of dry white beans, olive oil, and vegetables, sometimes called the "national food of the Greeks".[1]

Its counterparts are Italian fagiolata, the Brazilian and Portuguese feijoada, Romanian fasole and Spanish fabada. In Turkish cuisine is called kuru fasulye. The Arabic version is called fasoulia (Arabic: فاصوليا‎) and is found in Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Fasolada is made by simmering beans with tomatoes and other vegetables such as carrots, onion, parsley, celery, and bay leaf. Lima beans are sometimes used instead of white beans. Recipes vary considerably, often including meat.

It is often enriched with olive oil either in the kitchen or on the table.

See also

References

  1. ^ Λεξικό της κοινής Νεοελληνικής, 1998