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The Fasolatha (bean soup) Festival, originated in Florina, Macedonia, Greece, and is now a major cultural event in many Greek communities across the world. In the Northern hemisphere, the religious festival is traditionally observed near the start of winter - on St. Nicholas Day (during his lifetime he was known for giving sustenance to the poor). Food is a major part of the festival. Apart from Fasolatha (bean soup), Olives, Renga (smoked herring) freshly baked Florinian Bread (Pogatsa) Gyros, Souvlaki, Kebabs, and Loukoumathes (honey cinnamon - soaked donuts) are also served. Fasolatha is one of the heartiest dishes on the Greek vegetarian table, and a Lenten mainstay.
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- 1Soak the beans in water over night.
- 2Strain the water and place the beans in a pot with new water.
- 3Bring to a boil, remove from heat; strain water.
- 4Replace the beans, add the rest of the ingredients and enough water to cover all the ingredients and simmer covered for an hour.
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Nutritional Facts for Fasolatha (Greek Bean Soup)
Serving Size: 1 (189 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 7
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 391.6
- Calories from Fat 282
- Total Fat 31.4 g
- Saturated Fat 4.3 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 369.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 23.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 8.6 g
- Sugars 3.9 g
- Protein 6.3 g